Thursday, November 21, 2013

The SockKids Meet Lincoln Tour

The SockKids Meet Lincoln

About the Book

Title: The SockKids™ Meet Lincoln

Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Susan


Illustrator: SugarSnail

Publication Date: August 14, 2013 

Publisher: Independent

Pages: 40 (print)

Recommended Age: 3 to 8

Summary (Amazon):

Where do our missing socks go? Readers find out in our children’s series, The

SOCKKIDS. We follow the Socker family through many adventures; from encountering the

slobbery mouth of the family dog to meeting Santa as he comes down the chimney on Christmas

Eve to helping a fireman save a baby to the most shy Socker going to the school dance for the

first time. Thanks to the time-travel opportunities afforded by the spin cycle of the washer, they

learn about some of the most important humans in the world. Children two and up and their

parents will be drawn to the diversity of the family and the universal and timeless lessons they

teach: don’t be afraid of new experiences; treat others as you would like to be treated, and of

course, beware of the spin cycle!


The SOCKKIDS Meet Lincoln 

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(I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review)

This was a very creatively written book with excellent, vivid pictures.  (Gorgeous pictures. They were vibrantly colored and really stood out to my kids. We found a lot to talk about in them. I feel like they really kept the attention of the little ones.) My children (aged 4 & 5) seemed to understand the significance of the different colored socks with little prompting and it led to a fantastic, age-appropriate discussion about race and Lincoln. I hope there are more books by this author that open up discussion about history in the same way this one did for my family. 

The Buzz

"I love the creativity of the story as well as the many lessons

that can be discussed after reading this, including President Lincoln and what he stood for. (I

enjoy books that allow you to start a dialog with children who read them, and this book does not

disappoint.) The book is easy to read, which makes it appealing because children can read it with

an adult or on their own. I even giggled a few times while reading this, and any story that can

put a smile on someone's face has my approval!." ~ 5-Star

Review from ksen, Amazon

"A unique, well written, highly creative story, bringing socks to

life in this sweet tale of a family of socks who time travel through the washing machine. Laundry

never sounded so colorful and fun, with the added bonus of teaching children about history in an

amusing, loveable and magical way. Intertwining well developed characters, plus a real historical

figure (Abraham Lincoln) in a story that will not only introduce children to this president, but

also teaches them what Lincoln stood for, and the lessons that will resonate with adults so they

may be able to share this time in history with a young child (children) in their life, creating

reading memories they will always treasure. The SockKids is beautifully illustrated, colorful and

the cute Socker images will bring a smile to your face, and the dialogue is sure to elicit laughter

from both the reader and the child. " ~ 5-Star review from

Selena Robins, Amazon

"The SockKids Meet Lincoln is a fun way to introduce young

kids to an important historical period and figure. The tone is lighthearted yet informative--

perfect for the target age group. I found myself chuckling along too! I've always wondered

where my socks went when they disappeared..." ~ 5-Star review from A. MacLean,


"This is an adorable story with a wonderful message. I loved the

illustrations, so colorful, every child will love these pictures and love this story. We all have lost

socks in the washing machine and how cute to picture them talking to each other. I also loved the

journey to Lincoln and how it didn't matter to him what color the socks were, his didn't match, a

hidden message which you will have to read the story to find out what all that means. I hope to

see many other wonderful sockkids adventures from Mr. Sullivan. I would give this more than

5 stars!" ~ 5-Star review from Cynthia A. Springsteen, Amazon </ span>

About The Authors: Michael John Sullivan & Susan Petrone

Michael John Sullivan
Michael John Sullivan

Michael John Sullivan is the creator of

the SockKids. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered

whether the missing foot comforters had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest

in socks, Sullivan started writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at

night. Sullivan returned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary

Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness
(Simon & Schuster,

Gallery Books imprint). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year’s best in

2010. His second novel, Everybody’s Daughter (Fiction Studio

Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by Sullivan has

written articles about the plight of homelessness for, The Washington,, the Huffington Post, and America Online’s service.
Susan Petrone
Susan Petrone

Susan Petrone’s short fiction has been

published by Glimmer Train, Featherproof Books, The Cleveland Review, Muse, Conclave, and

Whiskey Island. Her first novel, A Body at Rest, was published

in 2009 (Drinian Press). Her short story, Monster Jones Wants to Creep You

(Conclave,2010) was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. She also writes

about her beloved Cleveland Indians at for’s SweetSpot

network. In addition, she is a regular contributor to Cool

Book Website * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads

The SockKids™ Meet Lincoln Blog Tour Schedule (2013)

November 5

November 6

November 7

November 8

November 9

November 10

November 11

November 12

November 13

November 14

November 15

November 16

November 17

November 18

November 19

November 20

November 21

November 22

November 23

November 24

November 25

*** The SockKids™ Meet Lincoln Blog Tour Giveaway ***

SockKids Grand Prize Blog Tour

Prize: There will be a Grand Prize

consisting of a $25 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) + a SockKids t-shirt. There will also be

four secondary prizes consisting of a SockKids t-shirt.

Contest runs: November 5 to

December 2, 11:59 pm, 2013

Open: Worldwide

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the book in the SockKids Blog Tour Jessica! I'm glad that the book sparked a discussion in your household and that it was enjoyed by your children.