‘Ducks pull socks/from a big sock box:’ So begins this glorious tongue twister of a tale, wherein a flock of sock-wearing ducks select their foot attire and then rock, boogie, line-dance, high kick, toe touch and generally cavort about at the weekly Duck Sock Hop creating havoc as they go. Indeed they dance those socks to destruction as they teeter, twist, tumble and trip before the music finally screeches to a halt leaving the now sockless ducks in a great big heap. Then its time for first aid, snacks and a farewell before the friends make their way with empty box, back home. Not for long though; it’s soon time for a trip to the Duck Sock Shop to replenish their supplies and count down to the next sock hop.
Young children for the most part need no excuse to get moving and this splendidly spirited story will soon having any early years audience dancing their socks off – beware! And watch those moves!
Of course they will also demand that the book is read over and over and want to spend time delighting in those colourfully patterned socks be they spotted, squared, striped, starred or spattered with spoons.