"Both children and adults with roar with laughter." (School Library Journal)
Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary charms listeners with yet another lovable character - Socks, a jealous cat who must learn to share his owners with their new baby. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7. It's a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.
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?
"Younger listeners (who may themselves feel misunderstood by the big people in their lives, especially after the arrival of a new sibling) will especially appreciate this perspective. Parents listening along will enjoy Cleary's sharp and humorous insights into family life." ( AudioFile)