Socks For Christmas
By: Andy Andrews
Thomas Nelson Inc; 1st edition (September 1, 2005)
Socks For Christmas is a quick uplifting read about a boy who gets socks one Christmas. Of course, socks are just the conduit to learning about the world around us, the true meaning of Christmas, and – in the end – growing up. It’s not categorized that way, but I think Socks For Christmas would actually be a great children’s book. Maybe best for fourth to fifth graders? Don’t miss The Noticer, or my favorite Andy Andrews book, The Seven Decisions.
Two of my favorite quotes:
“As it was, the tree had been decorated since the day after Thanksgiving and would remain so until a loud discussion occurred between my parents. This discussion usually took place around the first of February. Although my mother consistently prevailed and the tree did come down, I always thought my dad had a strong argument by pointing out that just because the needles had fallen off the tree, that didn’t necessarily mean it was dead.”
“He told me all about why Danny Foster got big presents and why I didn’t get an electric football game. Gently, he explained to me about Santa Clause and buttermilk. And then, wiping tears from my face, he told me why my friends didn’t wear socks with their shoes.”