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About the book
  • Published: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781783444984
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Odd Socks

The epic adventure… that starts in a sock drawer!

Suki and Sosh love their life. Each day they go to work together on their pair of feet, and each night they snuggle together in their sock drawer. But then disaster strikes: Sosh spots that Suki has a hole. Darn it! Sure enough, his warm, woolly wife starts to unravel, until one day Suki is nowhere to be found. The rest of the underwear warn him not to go it alone – no one likes an odd sock. But Sosh swears to find her.

  • Pub date: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781783444984
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Authors

Michelle Robinson

Michelle grew up in Gloucestershire and loved making up stories and being silly. She put that to good use by getting a job as a copywriter. She wrote over 6000 radio adverts before moving on to television and the web. She soon got bored though, which is when she started writing funny stories for children and their parents to enjoy reading umpteen times. Her picture book There's a Lion in My Cornflakes won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards. She lives in Frome with her husband, son and daughter.

Rebecca Ashdown

Rebecca grew up right by the sea, and could often be seen peddling around on her bike wearing jeans covered from top to bottom in felt tipped doodles. She never stopped doodling, and after a Masters at Central Saint Martin's, Rebecca worked as as a graphic and motion designer, filmmaker and freelance artist. Her work combines drawing, printmaking and collage with digital techniques and her books include T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Praise for Odd Socks

“This picture book tells a story of love lost and found… From the tactile textured socks on the cover to the romantic reunion in the toy chest, children will be tickled and adults will say “aaah".”

Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

“This rhyming love story is inspired... A delight.”

Daily Mail

“Everyone will enjoy this epic tale of true love and steadfastness... Author and illustrator both go to town, creating a fabulously funny and inventive story of true sock love, with a surprise ending that will leave everyone smiling.”

Andrea Reece, Lovereading4Kids

“This book provided a perfect opportunity to explore important ideas such as love and loss, kindness and meanness, happiness and sadness.”


“Told with excellent rhythm and tongue-in-cheek humour... Delightful.”

Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller, Bookseller's Choice

“An epic and very funny tale of odd socks”

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“A story full of fun, colour, love and laughter”

Early Years Educator

“A brilliant book about losing socks and being friends.”

Angels and Urchins

“Utterly charming with rhythmic rhyming and bags of humour. Vibrant, cheery illustrations complement perfectly. A real delight.”

Peters Books

“This beautifully illustrated and presented book is a delight”

The School Librarian

“A lovely book”

Early Years Educator

“This is the cutest story about having a soulmate and doing whatever you can to stay together.”

The Bookbag

“The rhyming text flows perfectly and shows off the author's knack for comic timing... the artwork is bright and dynamic”

Library Mice

“A love story... to charm the whole family.”


“A lovely sweet story of true love, oddness and friendship”

Book Monsters blog

“A lighthearted and sweet tale... the illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown make it a total feast for the eyes too.”

Blabbering About Books blog

“This is such a lovely book for any story time.”

What The Redhead Said blog

“Great fun”

Red Reading Hub

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