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Socks is the name of the newest character to be created by Beverly Cleary. He is a young tabby cat with four white paws, and he lives happily with a young married couple, Marilyn and Bill Bricker. The center of the Bricker household, Socks rules it affectionately but firmly. Into this loving home, however, comes another pet. This creature has a small, wrinkled, furless face, and Mr. and Mrs. Bricker spend an inordinate amount of time trying to burp it. Its arrival fills Socks with jealousy and a terrible anxiety. How the rivalry between Socks and Charles William, the Bricker baby, turns into an alliance makes a domestic drama both touching and funny. Although her story is about a cat and faithful to his point of view in every detail, Mrs. Cleary demonstrates with it the emotional upheaval experienced by a child who must learn to share his parents. As young readers come to understand Socks and his problems, they will gain a new understanding of themselves. But, most of all, they will laugh.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 1973
ISBN: 9780688300678
Branch Call Number: J/FIC/Clear 4901 01
Characteristics: 156 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Darwin, Beatrice


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Jan 29, 2017

Poor Socks! How will he adjust to having baby Charles join a household where he was once the center of attention. The book has wonderful insights into the mind of a cat like Socks and why he behaves the way he does. All of us cat-lovers should take note!

Aug 24, 2015

This is a really good book!

Mar 28, 2015

A funny book that kids will love.

pinkpanther1978 May 19, 2013

I need to get 8 copies for my class that I am teaching. Is it possible? Thank you.

Janette Brenner

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