Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Book Review: Goldy's Baby Socks and Giveaway!


Goldy’s Baby Socks
By: Judy Snider
Illustrated by: Thomas McAteer
Published by: Xlibris  Date: 2005
ISBN10:1-59926-453-6(Picture Book)

ISBN13: 978-1-5992-6453-0(Picture Book)

ISBN10:1-59926-454-4(Picture Book - HB)

ISBN13: 978-1-5992-6454-7(Picture Book - HB)

Picture Book - Soft Cover ($15.99)

Ages: 4-8
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: VS Grenier

Synopsis:
Goldy’s Baby Socks is the funny and heartwarming story of a family who almost had to move because their cat, Goldy filled their house with her surprise gifts. Goldy was a pretty gold colored stray that was taken in by Lucy’s family. Lucy, her brother and her parents had no idea when they adopted Goldy that the fun and the sleepless nights, were about to begin!

Overall thoughts:
I read this cute picture book with my two girls. They both loved the story and the beautifully done illustrations. The girls loved reading about Goldy and how she treated socks as if they were her baby kittens. The laughed as Lucy’s home became filled with socks and much more as Goldy practiced carrying a baby in her mouth like all mama cats do.

What really helped my girls love this story is we have a neighborhood cat that looks just like Goldy in the book. So now my girls call our neighborhood cat…you guessed it, Goldy.

This is a great book for the animal lover in your family, for those who have a mama cat with kittens on the way, or for those who love a fun story to read as a family.
Links:


Publisher Website: http://www.xlibris.com


Visit the author´s website at http://www.goldysbabysocks.com/


The book is delightful and when you visit the website there is a cute video of Ms. Snider talking about the book followed by a video of the author doing a song about the book. Very imaginative and fun. Children will love the story as well as visiting the site to view the videos.



Picture from the book- delightful
Children will relate to the story if they have a cat or kitten that plays fun games or tricks. Children who don't have a cat will want one. Parents be prepared for fun and the question... "Can I have a kitty?"

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