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Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie: A Friend Is Made: 01/07/16

Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie: A Friend Is Made by Cece Bell

One of my earliest childhood memories is watching my grandmother make sock monkeys out of my grandfather's old work socks. Nowadays it seems that sock monkeys come pre-made. They seem to have gone from being a rainy day project to something kitsch. I'm not even sure if the type of socks — two shades of gray with a red heel — are even still produced.

But Cece Bell is old enough to remember the days when one had to make her own sock monkey. In Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie: A Friend Is Made, a sock monkey needs a date for a party. He asks all the other toys but they all politely say no. What's a sock monkey to do?!

Well — make one, of course! And teach it how to dance. It is a dance party after all.

Four Stars

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