The Sock Thief

The Sock Thief

eBook - 2015
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Brazilian boy Felipe doesn't have a soccer ball. So, when it's his turn to take one to school, he uses a little bit of creativity... and a few socks. Felipe is the sock thief, but finding socks is not that easy and the neighborhood pets make it even harder. "Au, au, au!" a dog barks in Portuguese. Felipe wonders if he'll play soccer with his friends today or if he will be caught by a tattle-tale parrot? Along the way, Felipe leaves delicious mangoes in exchange for the socks he steals. After he swipes each pair, he twists and turns them into an ever-growing soccer ball. At the end of the day, he returns each pair of socks with a note to say thank you.
Publisher: [United States] : Albert Whitman & Company : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781497691858
1497691850
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Oct 17, 2017

I loved this sweet book and it reminded me of my own childhood. When I met someone from Haiti for the first time and he told me he had grown up playing soccer with a ball made out of rolled up socks (either he didn't use newspaper or I have forgotten that part in the intervening 40 years). I tried to make a ball out of socks and kick it. It did not work for me at all, and I gained more respect for players from poor countries.

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