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Comments for Sock at Work

Sock at WorkSock at Work: 11/15/07

Sock at Work is my least favorite of the three books from Adventures from the Book of Virtues books I read for the literacy train.

Socrates the bobcat (Sock to his friends) is apparently lazy. Funny, he didn't seem lazy in the last two books but then only one character gets to have any traits in a story.

So anyway, Zach and Annie want to go swimming right after a big storm (idiots) but oh no(!) the swimming hole is full of storm crap. They can't go swimming until they clean out the pond. Sock, though, doesn't want to help.

Time out then for a story about how the Camel got his hump. This story within a story is supposed to teach about the importance of teamwork. Sock, though, learns from the story that if he doesn't help his "friends" will tease him until he does.

And as a parting thought, what's up with the cover art? Are they on drugs?

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Comment #1: Friday, November, 16, 2007 at 03:43:41

loopy1

So even if he doesn't want to go swimming, he still has to help them clear out the pool?

Reminds me of the alphapets series, where Perry the Polite Porcupine was considered too polite and not assertive enough to say no, and Tessa the Truthful Tiger was seen as tactless because she always told the truth.