By: B.D Donaldson
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: October 2016
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: December 22, 2016
We've all experienced it - one of your socks goes missing. Where did it go? Why do so many socks disappear? In B.D.Donaldson's new book, he tackles this question in a fun way that will get kids thinking about their own socks.
The story opens with Mrs. Williams pulling four pair of socks out of the washing machine. Then she reaches in again and pulls out one black sock. Mrs. Williams knows the sock belongs to her son Jaylen. But where is the other sock? Oh, oh...
Mrs. Williams asks Jaylen where the other black sock is but he doesn't know. The young boy has no idea what could have happened to his sock but he better find it or he'll lose his video games as punishment. Jaylen's sister Naleaha jokes that there must be a monster that eats socks in the house. Jaylen laughs but makes it clear he doesn't believe in monsters. But again, where is his sock?
That night the childrens' dog Max wakes them up when he barks at something that seems to be on the other side of their door. Could it be the sock monster? The next morning another of Jaylen's socks has gone missing. His mom is not going to be happy. That night, Naleaha suggests they put a camera on Max's head so he can record whatever/whoever it is that is stealing Jaylen's socks. What they find on the video is definitely not what they expected...
Where Do They Go? is a fun take on an age-old question - where do all those missing socks go? It's likely that youngsters have lost quite a few of their own socks and will easily be eager to discover the answer and thus get caught up in this adventure. The answer to the missing socks is unique but be warned - this is part one of a planned three book series so the issue isn't resolved in this book. But it will certainly be fun to tag along with Jaylen and Naleaha as they go after the sock thief.
Quill says: Just where do all those missing socks go? Kids will enjoy joining Jaylen and Naleaha on their adventure to discover the truth.