Socks by Beverly ClearySocks by Beverly Cleary


byBeverly ClearyIllustratorTracy Dockray

Paperback | April 14, 2015

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Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary charms readers with yet another lovable character—Socks, a jealous cat who must learn to share his owners with their new baby.

Socks is one happy cat. He lives the good life with his affectionate owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bricker. Ever since the day they saved him from a life spent in a mailbox drop slot, Socks has been the center of their world. And he always has everything he needs—tasty kitty treats and all the lap room he could want!

But when a new baby arrives, suddenly the Brickers have less and less time for Socks. Little Charles William is the one getting all the attention. Socks feels left out—and to show it, he starts getting into all sorts of trouble! What will it take to make Socks realize just how much the Brickers care about him?

For generations, Beverly Cleary has entertained readers of all ages with the hilarious scrapes and hijinks of characters such as Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ribsy, and Ralph S. Mouse. Socks is no exception—as School Library Journal raves, it will make "both children and adults with roar with laughter."

Socks is one happy cat....He lives with a nice young couple called Brickers who play with him, pet him, feed him treats, and always have a warm lap for him to sit in. Then a new baby joins the family Suddenly, the Brickers are sharing their laps and love with Charles William, and Socks is getting into trouble. He runs from a phantom do...
Title:SocksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.32 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380709260

ISBN - 13:9780380709267

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Memory Lane... OK, I must admit my review is based completely on my memory of reading this book as a nine year old....BUT I loved it! Beverly Cleary, to my mind, is the best children's author out there...her books are dear to my heart. I will be buying 'Socks' for my kids to read and re-read with pleasure.
Date published: 2003-11-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Socks Frankly, I found this book rather dull. I opened it's crisp, new front pages with a broad smile, expecting another Harry Potter, and slammed shut it's last pages with a dissapointed sigh. However did that book get past the editor? What's the big deal about a cat who, well...I don't want to ruin it, in case you do decide to read it. I must not be too cruel, Beverly Cleary is a remarkable writer, but this book is not one I would recommend!
Date published: 2000-08-07

From Our Editors

Socks is a family cat and that’s just how he likes it -- that is, until one fateful day when a new baby comes to join the household. Will his owners ignore Socks now that there’s a new addition to the family? The Henry and Ramona books’ popular author and Newbery Medallist Beverly Cleary writes a subtle, humorous novel about adjusting to a new sibling in the lovable, critically acclaimed Socks, for readers aged eight to 12.

Editorial Reviews

“Hilarious...Both children and adults will roar with laughter at Socks’s antics and cringe at his misdeeds.”