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The SockKids™ Meet Lincoln, by Michael John Sullivan and Susan Petrone, is quite an imaginative story and hooked my 4 year old from the start with a family of sock characters. She loved Grandpa Bleach and was a fan of the main sock character, Stretch. Through dialogue, the characters come to life and in this particular story, Stretch is taken back in time to meet with the 16th president of the United States.
Through Stretch’s encounter with Abraham Lincoln, children are exposed to the famous words of the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln’s belief in equality. Children take a trip home to the White House, meet Lincoln’s wife, and are introduced to how laundry was washed during the time period, which was of particular interest to my children!
If you are learning about the presidents or planning to learn about Lincoln in particular, this book would be an easy way to introduce Abraham Lincoln to your young learners. Although I was expecting the book to contain more historical information about Lincoln and his life, I soon realized that the story really revolves around the point-of-view of the character Stretch, rather than the experiences of the president. I believe the book, therefore, serves as an imaginative introduction of the president, so children like my 4 year old, can begin to build background on this influential historical figure.
Where will the SockKids™ take us next?
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Meet The Authors: Michael John Sullivan & Susan Petrone
Michael John Sullivan is the creator of the SockKids. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered whether the missing foot comforters had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest in socks, Sullivan started writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at night. Sullivan returned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness (Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books imprint). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year’s best in 2010. His second novel, Everybody’s Daughter (Fiction Studio Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by TheExaminer.com. Sullivan has written articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN.com, The Washington Post.com, Beliefnet.com, the Huffington Post, and America Online’s Patch.com service.
Susan Petrone’s short fiction has been published by Glimmer Train, Featherproof Books, The Cleveland Review, Muse, Conclave, and Whiskey Island. Her first novel, A Body at Rest, was published in 2009 (Drinian Press). Her short story, Monster Jones Wants to Creep You Out (Conclave,2010) was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. She also writes about her beloved Cleveland Indians at ItsPronouncedLajaway.com for ESPN.com’s SweetSpot network. In addition, she is a regular contributor to Cool Cleveland.com.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of the above ebook to aid in the writing of an honest review. A positive review was not required and all opinions are mine alone.