Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blog Tour Review: The Sockkids Say No To Bullying by Michael John Sullivan and Shelley Larkin and illustrated by Alexandra Gold



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Title: The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying
Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Shelley Larkin | Illustrator: Alexandra Gold
Genre: Children's Picture Book/Social Issues
Number of Pages: 56
Publisher: Insider's Report, Inc
Publication Date: June 7, 2016

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The SockKids focus on educating children and adults how bullying affects us all and what we can do about it.

Do you know where your socks go when they go missing in the washing machine? Well, the SockKids know! The SockKids are a mismatched family of socks that sometimes time travel through the spin cycle, teaching universal lessons of love and kindness, and focusing on creating a greater awareness of the many social issues that children are faced with today. The SockKids help to educate and encourage children from 2 to 92 to find solutions in helping to make this a better world.

In this story, Sudsy and Wooly discover their human is being bullied at school and team up against bullies with Ethan’s newest friend, Olivia. They discover bullying hurts everyone and staying silent is not an option.

More Inside! Children’s counselor and licensed therapist, Jamie Ross, gives adults and children guidelines on how to handle bullies.

Take a look inside the book...

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We received this book to give an honest review. 

K and I have read about the Sockkids before and enjoyed the adventure they went on. In this story we meet Ethan and Olivia and of course Sudsy and Wooly. The new kid Olivia keeps to herself and when Ethan sees that she enjoys reading like him he wants to make friends with her until a group of boys start picking on him because of it. When they tear up his book the sockkids Wooly and Sudsy come to the rescue and in doing so help introduce Olivia to Ethan. It goes to show that just because you are bullied you don't have to stay silent. Though I would have liked to have seen what the consequences to the boys that were bullying Ethan and others. 
After this incident it seems that Olivia and Ethan along with two other children become friends. 

As a parent I thought this was a good book to read to K and I truly enjoyed at the end of the story the information on bullying. From a small quiz to asking questions on if you are getting bullied.
This book is more for the ages maybe 7 on up just because the sentences are longer and I think that age group might understand the story a lot more than the younger kids. 



About the Author: Michael John Sullivan

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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 TheExaminer.com. Sullivan has written articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN.com, The Washington Post.com, Beliefnet.com, the Huffington Post, and America Online’s Patch.com service.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying. I have read their other adventures as well and always enjoy the lessons they have to teach.

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