Danny’s Dancing Socks

Janet Young / Vladimir Cebu


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To be honest, I’m not quite sure what to make of this story. It starts off well enough, but it left me scratching my head.

Once the socks come alive, things take a turn for the strange. It’s a cute concept actually, and it would have been great if not for a few things. Along with the socks, everyone’s underwear starts coming alive too. When the book started talking about “sister’s panties with a little pink bow,” and “some lacy red undies that moved with mom’s wiggle,” things just felt awkward. I’m no prude, but this just seems odd for a children’s book.

Illustrations:

The artwork is cute, but I would have liked to see more uniformity. I don’t know if this was a formatting error or a mistake on the part of the artist, but the images are all slightly different in size.

Cover:

I’m no fan of Comic Sans, but the cover works well enough. I kind of wish the artist would have created an original cover – designed as a cover – rather than reusing artwork from the book. A better-designed cover would have made a big difference in text layout and visibility.

*****

 

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