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About the Book
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.
In this story, Sudsy and Wooly discover their human is being bullied at school and team up against bullies with Ethan’s newest friend, Olivia. They discover bullying hurts everyone and staying silent is not an option.
More Inside! Children’s counselor and licensed therapist, Jamie Ross, gives adults and children guidelines on how to handle bullies.
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20 Bloggers shared reviews!
Here's what they had to say...
"The SockKids Say NO To Bullying is a book wonderfully written for those of all ages. It goes through steps on how to handle different situations that involve bullying and how to handle it. It goes over as well a clear definitive definition on what bullying is. It goes over also, if you are a victim of bullying or ever become a victim of bullying (hopefully it won't but...we don't live in a perfect world), how to cope with tips and advice." - Oh My Bookness
"Absolutely wonderful book for kids, parents and teachers. This book sends a very special message to all kids that bullying is wrong and helps both kids and adults with ways on how to prevent and put an end to bullying." - Teatime and Books
"The story is wonderful and the message is a very needed one" - The Blended Blog
"Wonderfully put together and easily displayed to understand." - 2ReadBook
"For teachers in the younger grades and parents, I recommend buying this one to keep around to help teach those important life lessons." - Girl of 1000 Wonders
"It’s a simple, but effective look at a topic that affects so many kids. The sock kids make it easy for kids to talk about their own experiences. It is certainly worth the read." - Stitch Says
"As a parent I thought this was a good book ... and I truly enjoyed at the end of the story (with) the information on bullying." - K&A's Children's Book Reviews
"As the mother of an 8-year-old son who was bullied, I found this book to be a wonderful resource for parents as well as a great book to help children recognize bullying and what to do if they or others are bullied." - Lizards, Laughter, and Love
"An impressive new approach on addressing the problem of bullying." - Rockin' Book Reviews
"I enjoyed the positive vibe the whole book exudes, with a joyful and enthusiastic approach to problems that children might feel they can’t solve on their own." - Word Magic
"This story helps kids deal with bullies in a fun and entertaining way." - Kay LaLone
"The story teaches the kids and socks how to deal with the bullying, how to solve problems as a group and how helping others can make you feel good too." - Adalinc to Life
"The book is cute and has a great message about being kind to others and that it is okay to be who you are." - Romance Authors That Rock
"This book is a gentle way to explain how bullying can hurt and what to do if you are being bullied."
- Christy's Cozy Corners
"The message in the book comes over as strong as the title suggests, but that doesn't mean the story itself is boring. Even with the very pointed direction, the socks are adorable and offer a nice bit of humor and fun." - Bookworm for Kids
"This is a great book, that should be in schools everywhere." - Deal Sharing Aunt
"I have to say that so far this book is by far my favorite book on bullying because not only does it have valuable lessons, but it also has an interesting story that make kids want to actual read the book." - Book for Books
"The story's message is clear and there are plenty of points that can be discussed further in a classroom environment or at home with your kids." - Amanda's Books and More
"Nothing more pleasurable than reading and learning for young and old alike." - Eloquent Articulation
"The authors take a difficult subject and, with a cute story and colorful pictures, are able to address the subject of bullying. This would be a good book to help bring awareness of bullying to children and also to help them understand that bullying is not okay and should be reported." - Bound 4 Escape
When Ethan befriends Olivia, a new girl at school, they two learn they share a love of reading. However, not everyone thinks reading is cool and a group of boys begin calling Ethan names eventually ruining his book. Olivia stands up to the bullies and rescues Ethan's book from the garbage. Ethan is grateful to have someone stand up for him against the bullies and Olivia even likes his mismatched socks too! At this moment Ethan decides he can make a difference by helping others and invites Olivia to join him. Their first mission requires some assistance from Ethan's friends, the Sockkids and Olivia is delighted to have them as friends as well.
The issue of bullying is a growing problem that needs to be addressed at an early age. With the help of the Sockkids, the author makes that possible through engaging characters and entertaining text. The additional information for parents and teachers at the end of the book is priceless and enhances this fantastic book. The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying is a must read for all.