The World's Longest Sock


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$17.99  $16.73
Worthy Kids
Publish Date
11.33 X 8.69 X 0.36 inches | 0.87 pounds

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About the Author

Juliann Law has been a part of two world records so far. When she was an intern in New York, she was strolling through Central Park on a beautiful spring morning when someone handed her a hula hoop and asked, "You wanna be part of a world record?" She then got to be part of the Most People Hula-hooping Simultaneously in One Place. And one summer, she got to be part of the World's Longest Line of Root Beer Floats. Juliann is based in Salt Lake City, where she lives with her family, and is actively involved in SCBWI. Throughout the creation process for The World's Longest Sock, she's been knitting a long sock herself. You can see more of her vibrant work on her website:


* A Junior Library Guild Selection--*
"Sock it to me! Competitive knitters vie for the ultimate crafting honor. Sock shop proprietress Nana Nina adds a row to one long sock every time someone makes a purchase. The result? Her sock is soon a world record holder...but not for long. Far away, a lonely lumberman named Chuck has his own incredible sock, and he quickly wins Nana Nina's prize. What follows is a series of one-upmanship scenarios as each knitter tries desperately to outdo the other. By the time both contestants reach the end of their rope/yarn, ready to throw in the sock, they find that the judges have revealed the perfect solution: a tie! After all, socks really should come in pairs. Law lays on the intricate details, including such accurately rendered elements as carding machines, drop spindles, and knitting needle placement. Background characters reappear throughout the storyline, giving sharp-eyed spotters plenty to notice. And while the ending comes rather abruptly, the reveal of socks being best as pairs is both sweet and clever. Brown-skinned Nana Nina hails from Chile and has an alpaca companion, while tan-skinned lumberman Chuck comes from cooler, forested areas and is often accompanied by multiple sheep. Background characters are diverse. (This book was reviewed digitally.)
There are plenty of purls of wisdom from this clever competition, no knitting knowledge required. (Picture book. 3-6)"
--Kirkus Reviews