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A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes: A Pocket…

A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes: A Pocket Book

by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon

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A very cute title, but the rhyming text inside didn't quite hold the toddler's attention. Perhaps because not all the the examples were really very pocket-like? ("A chimney is a pocket blowing smoke, and a pocket for a giggle is a joke") But another kid might love it. Robin Preiss Glasser (Fancy Nancy, etc.) does the illustrations. ( )
  JennyArch | Aug 20, 2018 |
Elizabeth Garton Scanlon and Robin Preiss Glasser did a great job with this book! All of the sentences rhyme and explain something that goes together. For example, “a poem is a pocket for a rhyme” and “a pocket for an ice cream is a cone.” Scanlon is describing things that belong together throughout the entire book. The illustrations are adorable! Glasser created detailed and colorful pictures that add to the story. I love how the illustrations are not of just the items described by Scanlon, but of four completely different and diverse families exemplifying each item or topic. ( )
  cedoyle | Feb 24, 2016 |
This book uses poetry to talk about everyday things that belong together. It would be a great book to introduce analogies and metaphors to young students. ( )
  Elizabeth1977 | Jun 9, 2011 |
A description of relationships between two objects. The objects are shown as an object and what contains it.
  wpbarrentine | Oct 5, 2009 |
A Sock is a Pocket for your Toes is a book about the many things in life that are pockets for something. The book rhymes in away that children can understand it.

I thought this book was very good. I loved the last page it says, “Your heart is a pocket full of love – sweet love.” I really believe that hearts are pocket full of love.

This book could be used in a unit about poetry.
  kp119190 | Sep 19, 2008 |
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For Finlay and Willa, the muses two--E.G.S.
For Sasha and Benjamin, who make my pockets so full--R.P.G.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060295260, Hardcover)

A cave is a pocket for a bear,
a breath is a pocket full of air.
A hat is a pocket for your hair,
and a seat is a pocket called a chair...

A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes: A Pocket Book is a whimsical pocket full of bells and balloons, ice cream and mud, giggles and hugs. Elizabeth Garton Scanlon's delightful verse is captured in Robin Preiss Glasser's energetic artwork, which follows four families through a busy day exploring the surprising ins and outs of the world's pockets.

This special book will leave readers young and old with pockets full of joy!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:52 -0400)

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A poetic celebration of non-traditional pockets and what they hold, pointing out that a sock is a pocket for your toes and a vase is a pocket for a rose.

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