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Tales From Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks Paperback – Illustrated, 18 Jul 2003


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  • Paperback: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Reprints edition (18 July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333966236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333966235
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 0.2 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard.

The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children's classic and publishing phenomenon; celebrating 15 years in 2014, selling over 3 million copies worldwide, was voted Great Britain's favourite bedtime story on BBC Radio 2 and was adapted and broadcast as an animation on BBC 1 on Christmas Day 2009. The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom are now also films, with Room on the Broom shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2014. Julia Donaldson's most recent books with Axel Scheffler include Superworm (2012), Highway Rat (2011), Tabby McTat (2010), Stick Man (2009) and Tiddler (2008).

Julia Donaldson has also published work with David Roberts, Nick Sharratt, Emily Gravett, Rebecca Cobb, and Lydia Monks. Her collaboration with Lydia Monks began in 2003, with the first collection of Princess Mirror-Belle stories. The fabulously glittery Sugarlump and the Unicorn is their sixth, and most recent, picture book collaboration. She also writes poems, plays, songs and fiction for older children and, together with her husband Malcolm, has performed her wonderful stage shows all over the world.

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It's a great sturdy board book that Felicity enjoys reading on her own as well. (Reader Review Red House) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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An enlarged paperback edition of the successful lift-the-flap board book.

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By N. Fulker on 6 Feb. 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We found this tale of Fox and his search for his clothes lovely and useful. The story is fun. The length of the story and content seems just the right appeal for toddlers (I have a 18m old ) to get interested in learning clothes & then 'getting dressed' too. The lengh of the book seems good for us so that it stays interesting (and usually we like to read it again!). We love 'lift the flap' books too & 'finding the clothes' in this one is fun.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By R. Lane on 13 Dec. 2004
Format: Paperback
My 20 month old daughter loves this book. She enjoys the main story and also takes great delight in pointing out the numerous interesting items contained within the pictures. The ducks are her favourite so it's fortunate there's plenty of them!
On the downside, my wife and I are beginning to get a bit bored after several hundred readings!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 Jun. 2007
Format: Paperback
My daughter adores this book. I know it off by heart and she delights in showing me every time we read this where her head is when we get to find fox's hat!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wendy on 15 Mar. 2012
Format: Hardcover
I bought this for my granddaughter when she was about 18 months old, together with Tales from Acorn Wood. She has just turned 4 and this is still one of her favourite "quickie" books when she's been really good and is given the treat of an extra story at bedtime. She has a twin brother, so we already read two different books and the "quickies" have to be short stories and this fits the bill nicely. However, now she can count, she disagrees with the fact that the fox has 2 socks (this is what he's looking for), because there are socks on other pages too!!!!!!!!!!! Granddaughter has to go back through the book every single time we read it to count and point out the other socks! We just grin and bear it now!

It's an excellent book and the fact that it still engages her (and her brother) now they are a little older is testament to this. Her brother prefers stories with lots of action (and preferably gore, blood and dragons), but he's quite happy to sit and listen to this time and time again.

This book will got in the "memory box" when they eventually outgrow it as it's a book we've read and enjoyed on many occasions.

Beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler. On a personal note, I always feel that the books illustrated by him have a lot more detail to them.

The Granddaughter really loves Julia Donaldson books and has most of her titles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nikki-ann VINE VOICE on 6 Feb. 2011
Format: Hardcover
The Tales from Acorn Wood books are written and illustrated by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Most people will know Donaldson and Scheffler as the creators of the The Gruffalo books. Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks was first published in 2000 by Campbell Books, but my edition was published in January 2011 by Macmillan Children's Books in board-book format.

The story follows Fox who seems to have lost his socks. We follow him around his house as he goes in search of the missing socks.

Each page has an illustration and two lines of the story that rhyme, but that's not all! The Tales from Acorn Wood books are "lift-the-flap" books and so all the right-hand pages have a flap in them to lift up. For example: On the page that reads "Under the stair Is a shirt to wear.", there is an illustration of Fox and Mouse standing by the stairs . Under the stairs is a little door and opening the little door reveals Fox's shirt and some cleaning equipment. Each flap is flush with the page, so they can be a little stiff to open the first time around, but we've had no problems since.

The story is fun to read. My niece enjoys me reading it to her and I quiet enjoy reading it myself! The illustrations on each page are wonderful too, with both Fox and Mouse having different facial expressions on each page. The length of the book is just about right, keeping my niece's attention all the way through. She loves to open the flaps to seen what's underneath, as well as point at various things on each page, even though we've read the book a number of times now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rod on 7 Jun. 2010
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My son is 1.5 years old and he likes this book. It is colourful with the right amount of the details. The only drawback is that it is the paper one not the cardboard so I have to turn the pages myself, I would not expect it to last long. Other than that it is very enjoyable read. Highly recommend.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Oct. 2000
Format: Hardcover
My 1 year old loves lift-the-flap books, and for some reason this one has particularly caught his attention.
The illustrations are beautiful and the tale endearing, which means parents won't get tooo bored at having to read it at least ten times a day!
Its also a nice introduction to rhyming verse, and I think the lilting cadence of your voice whilst reading it may be another reason for its popularity
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Clare on 29 Jan. 2009
Format: Paperback
Classic Julia Donaldson, for young and old, my kids can't get enough of her books!
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