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Paperback Socks Book

ISBN: 0380709260

ISBN13: 9780380709267


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Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary charms readers with yet another lovable character--Socks, a jealous cat who must learn to share his owners with their new baby.

Socks is one happy cat. He lives the good life with his affectionate owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bricker. Ever since the day they saved him from a life spent in a mailbox drop slot, Socks has been the center of their world. And he always has everything he...

Customer Reviews

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This may be my favorite Beverly Cleary book, which is saying a lot because I'm one huge fan of Henry and Ramona. It takes a lot of creativity and perspective to write a book entirely from the point of view of a cat, and have it come across as real and touching, not as schlock. Socks the book and Socks the cat are well worth reading again and again, especially the hilarious final chapter.


This book is about a gray kitten with white paws named Socks. Socks is bought by a couple living in a small house.The couple decided to have a baby. The baby was receiving all of the attention Socks normally received. Socks decided to leave the house. Running away from home caused Socks to get in a fight with another cat in the neighborhood. Socks returned home needing attention for his injuries. The couple saw the cuts and sores on Socks. Socks received lots of loving care and a nice comfortable bed to sleep in. There is a happy ending to the story. You'll need to read the book to find out the ending. I recommed this book for readers who love animals. I enjoy reading about any kind of animal. Animals add more excitement and comedy to a story.

Socks is great!

I read Socks three times when I was in third grade. I still think of it as one of my favorite childhood books.

Cat Freaks like me will love Socks!!!

It started out I just wanted to read Beverly Cleary books, but when I read socks I loved it so much I decided to read it over.I have read Socks 4 times! When I am not reading anything else I trie to sneak it in.

A really good book for cat lovers!

Debbie and her brother, George, go out in the city with a box of kittens. On the box, it said 25 cents per kitten. Three bratty children wanted to keep Debbie's favorite kitten, but Debbie hid him in the mailbox. Then the mailman came and let Socks out. The Brickers bought the kitten and loved him for year. Then Mrs. Bricker gets a new pet...a baby! They put Socks in the basement. The baby bothers the kitten for a long time. Then Socks gets to know the baby and they become best friends.

Socks Mentions in Our Blog

Socks in Remembering the Life of Beverly Cleary
Remembering the Life of Beverly Cleary
Published by Tracie Egelston • April 12, 2021

Her characters are timeless, funny, and heart-warming. They are real life characters who we can all learn a thing or two from, young and old. These are the characters created by prolific children's author Beverly Cleary. Today on her birthday, pick up a Beverly Cleary book or any fun children's book and read it for the nostalgia, read it to your children, have your children read it to you or by themselves, and to celebrate her Drop Everything And Read Day legacy.

Socks in We Wear Them All the Time, but When Did Socks Become a Thing?
We Wear Them All the Time, but When Did Socks Become a Thing?
Published by Beth Clark • December 04, 2018

Socks are such a basic item that they're easy to take for granted...and leave on the floor, shove under beds, or lose to the dryer monster. (It happens to the best of us.) But socks actually deserve mad props for keeping our wiggly and sometimes stinky feet dry, warm, and free from blisters, so in honor of National Sock Day, here's a little history of how they became a thing and some "rules" to follow. (And yes, no socks with sandals is one of them, but that wasn’t always the case...)

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