Tuesday, August 9, 2016
#Review: The SockKids Say No to Bullying
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.
Although I understand the premise for this book, I was not overly impressed. I think the author was trying to aim this book for middle grade children based on the lack of many illustrations. However, at least to me, the book came off flat and maybe should have been aimed for younger elementary. The book could have easily been refitted with more photos to make that happen.
It seemed a bit ridiculous that a pair of non-matching socks were supposed to be the heroes to help human children overcome bullying. In fact, it simply did not make sense at all. I think the book would have been better just to show kids how to overcome bullying.
Another problem I found with the book was that the author seemingly had two separate issues going on. The first was anti-bullying and the second helping others. Again, I see what he was trying to do but in truth, it would have been better to have had two separate books.
One thing this book did have going for it was the back 21 pages helped parents and other adults to help children who are being bullied. This included a Q&A and resources. This part of the book is excellent and I would recommend to the author publish this as a stand alone. This in my mind, was the only real saving grace for the book and why I am ultimately giving it three stars.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest opinion. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. M.M.H, aka Naila Moon
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