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“...a surefire readaloud selection…” ―BCCB
“In the hands of any person even remotely not to the pen's liking, it will write only such words as it wishes. These, to the delight of the reader, tend to be both comically candid and scathingly insulting.” ―Wall Street Journal
“In telling the clever story of a pen with a mind of its own, Dormer bridges the gap between youthful precocity and adult sophistication, and makes a very good point about artistic inspiration along the way.” ―New York Times
“Children will enjoy the warm humor and silly-but-smart writing in this book...” ―School Library Journal
“A book as much fun to engage as it is simply to follow.” ―Kirkus
“...in this congenial company [the obstinate pen] finds its true purpose in life.” ―Horn Book, starred
“Dormer's hilarious, spot-on watercolor-and-ink illustrations make a monsterful hit with Socksquatch.” ―School Library Journal on Socksquatch
“The writing debut of illustrator Dormer has plenty of comic sensibility to go along with his signature scratchy line-and-watercolor illustrations. . . . While youngsters will definitely enjoy listening to this one in a crowd, don't be surprised if they borrow it afterwards to reenact with a friend.” ―BCCB on Socksquatch
“Dormer's (Supersister) naïf cartooning and simple silliness make this the kind of book that will probably get requested again and again.” ―Publishers Weekly on Socksquatch
“All expectations fall at the feet of the monsters, and they do not disappoint.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Socksquatch
Frank Dormer graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in illustration. He now divides his time between teaching and book illustration. He has created art for several children's books, including Socksquatch, his first book as both an author and illustrator.
Original book.. My 7 and 5 year old were laughing out loud. Got this one from the library, but we will be buying!Published on October 23, 2013 by Khristine Yoon
Read it over and over and my 6 year old was still laughing.
Who knew a pen could be so likable and funny.
This is a nice story. I read it to a 3 year old and a 5 year old in a bookstore and it was fun to see the kids laugh at the pen's antics.Published on April 10, 2013 by Rankin it
This story is adorable, sweet, and wonderfully imaginative. I truly enjoyed reading it. I bought it for my 7-yr-old niece.Published on February 17, 2013 by Annie
This book is wonderful. I got it for the kids in April and they love it. They request that I read it often. Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Regina71