Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
Tina's new socks are so wonderful she vows to wear them every day! But they begin to smell really, really bad because Tina will not take them off — even to be washed. The kids finally drag Tina down to the river and make her wash those stinky socks, driving away all the fish with the nasty odour! Tina's mom gets her a new shirt as a reward for finally getting her socks clean. A shirt Tina loves so much, she vows never, ever to take it off!
About the authors
El reconocido narrador ROBERT MUNSCH ha escrito decenas de libros para niños, entre ellos: Paper Bag Princess y Mortimer. Él vive con su familia en Guelph, Ontario.
MICHAEL MARTCHENKO est né à Carcassonne, en France. Il s'installe au Canada avec sa famille alors qu'il a 7 ans. En 1966, il décroche son diplôme du Collège des arts de l'Ontario et devient bientôt directeur d'une agence publicitaire. C'est lors d'une exposition d'art graphique que Robert Munsch découvre le travail de Michael Martchenko. Michael a reçu le prix Libris 2006, Illustrateur de l'année.
MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch, including Smelly Socks (Tes chaussettes sentent la mouffette!), Makeup Mess (Maquillage à gogo) and We Share Everything! (On partage tout!). He lives in Burlington, Ontario.
- Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
Praise for Smelly Socks:
“Tina's joy, enthusiasm, determination, optimism, and innocent deception are all conveyed through Martchenko's warm illustrative style . . . . Munsch depicts Tina's overcoming obstacles by utilizing the resources that she has at hand such as a boat, oars, and people, like her grandfather, who care. Hope is the sustenance of dreams. In Smelly Socks, Martchenko and Munsch give readers sustenance . . . . Highly Recommended.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Praise for Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko
"Laurel and Hardy, Holmes and Watson, peanut butter and jam — some things just go better together. Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko figured that out a number of years ago, and have been teaming up to produce silly, insanely popular books ever since." —Quill & Quire
Praise for Robert Munsch
“[Munsch is] a kindergarten superstar he ranks up there with Pablum and Pampers in name recognition arguably the most published Canadian author ever, in any genre.” — The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine
"Munsch's parade of bright funny picture books has been a sales phenomenon in children's book publishing . . . And as Munsch books are requested by kids over and over every day in countless homes and schools, at story time and bedtime, the distinctive storyteller's voice will undoubtedly continue to be echoed for years to come by parents, teachers, babysitters and whomever else young kids can get to read to them." — The Chronicle Herald
"Arguably the most successful kid-lit writer in North America." — Toronto Star
"More witty, creative and entertaining than most of what passes for adult literature." — The Globe and Mail
“Munsch is now as important to a whole generation of children as any television character. ”— Quill & Quire