The Adventure of Sockboy

By Karl Cottle (Author, Illustrator)

Publisher: Precocity Press

“Regarding ‘The Adventure of Sockboy’ series.  I had no idea of the method involved or what to expect. I had worked so hard writing and painting and I was walking into this final phase with great uncertainty. I found the process to not only be very thorough but at times even fun. Through the zoom meetings, I could see the refinement of my books flower into well-polished works. Both Susan Shankin and editor Lorraine Wadman told me right from the beginning that I as the author had final say and put all my worries at ease. We didn’t change much, and the changes were subtle but effective enough to bring the full meaning of my work to light. They also told me the reasoning behind their advice instead of just saying do it like this. I was informed at every step of what was happening and never had to wonder what was going on. I found the experience so agreeable that I went through them for my second book and will also for my third. I’m very grateful.”

It’s Tim Burton Meets Dr. Suess

When a boy dons a costume of his own making, his journey takes him to learn a powerful truth: a costume doesn’t really shield him from the world.

This is the first book in the Sockboy series. “The Adventure of Sockboy” begins when a little boy seeks comfort for his cold feet (and protection from the world) by knitting himself into a full-body, wool sock. Using his sock as a superhero identity, he has fun at first, but then he sees this armor start to work against him. Taking the risk to come out of his shell, his mum shows him the importance of being vulnerable and loved.

This book’s unique voice aims to help families with the following:
• For kids to feel less alone and more understood.
• For parents to have a tool to discuss identity, self-love, & self-esteem.
• For kids to build upon their understanding of themselves
• For families to smile more!

This relatable tale speaks to the barriers children build to cope with early traumas and how barriers can hinder emotional growth in later life. By reading this with your child, you can explore the unspoiled imagination and fun of being a kid that speaks to the inner child in us all. Young readers, ages 5 – 8, will easily connect to the main character and start to relate to the deeper, hidden meanings. And the adults who read to them will too!

“The Adventure of Sockboy” is charming with its warm colors and nostalgic, dreamlike art style. This inspiring book was designed to speak to the child in all of us and has a fun twist; it’s written in verse with great read-aloud potential.

Each book in this series has its own theme, but ultimately these books are about healing, hope, and happiness. Check out the other titles available in the Sockboy series: “Sockboy: The Halloween Special” and “Sockboy in Space”.

The Adventure of Sockboy