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The Adventure of Smelly Sock, by Russell Delk | Dedicated Review

Review sponsored by Russell Delk
The Children’s Book Review | June 6, 2018

Book The Adventure of Smelly SockThe Adventure of Smelly Sock

Written by Russell Delk

Hardcover book: 37 pages

Age Range: 5-8 years

Publisher: Bobblehead Books (2017)

ISBN: 0998747602

What to expect: Socks, adventures, finding where you fit in

In The Adventure of Smelly Sock, author Russell Delk introduces readers to a sock that has gotten lost on its way to the washing machine. Sock realizes that if he doesn’t find Grayson, the owner of the foot that wears him, he might never go on another adventure again. The thought is so frightening to Sock that he embarks on a mission to find his owner.

Sock begins his crusade in the kitchen—he meets the refrigerator and asks for Grayson. The huge white appliance doesn’t know where Grayson might be but he does notice that Sock smells quite a bit. And not in a pleasant way. The refrigerator sends Sock to the living room to speak to the lamp. The lamp doesn’t know where Grayson is but she also calls Sock’s attention to the fact that he doesn’t smell nice. Sock realizes that he’ll need to find Grayson soon because that seems to be the only place he fits in. The lamp sends him on to see Mr. Toilet and finally Sock finds someone that doesn’t think he smells bad. Although Mr. Toilet can’t help find Grayson he sends Sock along to the next destination and Sock realizes that there are adventures to be found around every corner.

Full of fun and colorful illustrations, The Adventure of Smelly Sock is sure to delight young readers with a sense of humor. Sock gets called names because he smells but the ending provides a hopeful resolution that will serve as a good lesson on empathy and compassion. Sock embraces a new name, makes new friends and is set to embark on a new adventure. This well-paced story also makes for a fun read-aloud book that will charm readers young and old.

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About the Author

Russell Delk brings imagination and adventure to life with his children’s book characters.  Working as an Area Sales Manager allows his secret identity to remain hidden from his readers who might pass him off as lame or “old.”  Pulling from inspiration within his own family and his children’s antics, his characters are sure to satisfy readers with life lessons, humor and southern charm.  Russell currently resides in Laurel, MS with his wife and 2 children.  Find out more about Russell at www.bobbleheadbooks.comFacebook, or  Instagram.

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Luisa LaFleur reviews bilingual books for The Children’s Book Review to help parents choose the best books for their budding linguists. She was born in Argentina, attended school in NYC and speaks three foreign languages–Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Formerly an editor in NYC, Luisa is currently a stay-at-home mom to two little ones.

  • Such a fun read! The characters are lovable and memorable while the story is captivating. My daughter and I are hoping for more installments in this series to drop soon!

    June 10, 2018
    • Keep an eye out! The sequel is coming out in July! “The Adventures of Smelly Sock and his Friends – Into the Yard”

      June 28, 2018

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