Review sponsored* by Russell Delk
The Children’s Book Review | June 6, 2018
The Adventure of Smelly Sock
Written by Russell Delk
Hardcover book: 37 pages
Age Range: 5-8 years
Publisher: Bobblehead Books (2017)
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.
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.com, Facebook, or Instagram.
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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!
Keep an eye out! The sequel is coming out in July! “The Adventures of Smelly Sock and his Friends – Into the Yard”