The Sock Gobbler is a collection of short stories with similar themes around the imaginary characters or situations that children use to describe or explain events in their lives. The Sock Gobbler relates to one boy’s attempt to discover what happens to missing socks. Features of the Book – Theme of imaginative invention, – Each story told in one chapter, – Variety of illustrative styles, – Stories told from different points of view, – Creative typography, – Short passages of text on each page, – Descriptive language – slimy, gurgled, draggled, slobbering, sweaty, browny-greeny, Purpose The Sock Gobbler and other stories can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – identifying the imaginative fantasy theme of a story, – exploring an author’s use of descriptive language, – recognising a story’s problem, – comparing and contrasting writing styles, – using text as a model for students’ own writing.
Themes covered in this book are: Humour
Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)