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Grade 1-4-After a rough start, and a brief internment in a mail box, Socks the cat has landed on his feet. He belongs to the Brickers-a young couple who dote on him. Then a baby arrives in the household and Socks discovers that the people he'd trained so well no longer consider him the center of their universe. This is devastating, but eventually he finds a new place that everyone can be happy with. This is an hilarious book by Beverly Cleary (Morrow, 1973), told from the cat's point of view, and Neil Patrick Harris does a slam-bang job of presenting it. He provides voices for each character but, more importantly, he reads the story with humor and expression, bringing it to life. Listeners feel a kinship with Socks and root for his success, even while acknowledging his foibles. Both children and adults with roar with laughter at Sock's antics and cringe at his misdeeds. This is a great production that deserves to be enjoyed by a wide audience.
Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“Hilarious...Both children and adults will roar with laughter at Socks’s antics and cringe at his misdeeds.” (School Library Journal)See all Product Description
Socks is a cat who has a great family but than his family has a baby . So its all about how the cat acts and playes with the baby. Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2002
This may be my favorite Beverly Cleary book, which is saying a lot because I'm one huge fan of Henry and Ramona. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2001 by Penny Thoughtful
I love Beverly Cleary's books, and I think this may be one of her best. It's very intriguing and hard to put down. I don't like many books, but I loved this one. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2000
I read Socks three times when I was in third grade. I still think of it as one of my favorite childhood books.Published on Dec 1 1999