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When a poor couple exchange socks for cheese and milk, they receive more than expected....

Title : Socks for Supper
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ISBN : 9780819309648
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Socks for Supper Reviews

  • Patrick
    2019-03-08 06:30

    Honestly? I'm amazed that this book is here on goodreads. It was published back in '78. And I have an old, old copy that we used to read back in the day. Honestly? I can't be a good judge of this book, as I love it too much from my childhood. I have no idea if it's still in print.... But my gut tells me that if you can find a copy you won't be disappointed.

  • Michelle Manuel
    2019-03-22 09:32

    One of my favorite books as a child. I never had my own copy but would borrow it from the library and renew all the time. I had not read it for over 25 years and today I came across a copy at my local library's annual used book sale. It brought tears to my eyes to see it again! It is a heartwarming story and it has such simple but beautiful illustrations. I always loved the picture of the old man slicing into the cheese at the dinner a child I remember thinking how delicious that cheese looked! I am so excited to be able to share this story with my children!

  • Relyn
    2019-03-04 13:10

    This was the absolute best book for my economics unit. I LOVED it and so did the kids! It's funny and unexpected, surprising and delightfully illustrated. I used it to teach barter and we had quite a character lesson that occurred spontaneously after reading it. This book is out of print, but well worth the effort it took to order it in through interlibrary loan. Next I need to purchase it. The book really was great.

  • LiteraryChanteuse
    2019-03-13 13:10

    Loved this book as a child.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-21 13:20

    Because we loved Dooly by Jack Kent, my sister went on an author binge. This is a funny story with great illustrations. Your little ones (and older) are bound to laugh aloud!

  • Cheryl
    2019-02-23 10:20

    Delightful tale with a lovely ending. Old fashioned illustrations add to the charm

  • Jessica Dwyer
    2019-03-19 10:36

    This is my favorite book from my childhood. I remember my mother reading it to me every night before bed. The pictures are less refined and bright than most picture books, but I feel it adds character. An old man and woman live on a turnip garden. They want to have milk and cheese, but do not have a cow. So the old woman knits some socks out of the old mans sweater, and trades it with their neighbor for milk and cheese. She continues to do this until the sweater is gone. Luckily, their neighbor gifts them back a sweater made from the socks in the end!

  • Alanna P
    2019-03-20 12:18

    What a delightful way to remind us of small acts of kindness that change the world in so many ways. This story prompted discussions throughout; poor, turnip, knitting, and best of all giving. Let's all have Socks for Supper!

  • Laura
    2019-03-11 09:27

    So thrilled to finally have a copy of my own! If you’ve ever wondered what the inspiration for my email address was - this book is it.

  • Wendi
    2019-03-07 05:09


  • Amber
    2019-03-10 05:13

    This is definitely one of my favorite books from childhood, maybe my all-time-favorite kids book. I just love it for reasons I can't explain!

  • Kaitlyn Halbrook
    2019-02-23 13:33

    I think this book is really interesting. The title is sort of funny and misleading, because they don't actually eat socks. It is a good lesson on sharing and helping out neighbors.

  • Jaclyn Goss
    2019-02-27 10:13

    My favorite kids book as a child, and even now. It's a book about a poor old couple who have nothing but eachother. They live in a tumbledown cottage, and only have the turnips they grow to eat. there neighboors are a young couple with a farm who are very well off. they dine on milk and cheese, and have warm and happy life. The poor couple want nothing more then some cheese and milk for a change, but have nothing to exchange for it save some socks, that the woman knits form yarn in the old mans sweater. In the end the wife in the young couple, who has been knitting a sweater for her own husband from the yarn, gives him his christmas present only to find the sweater is to big, so instead they give it to the old man, because he doesn't have one. It's just such a feel good story :)

  • Isaac
    2019-03-08 11:31

    This is a very sweet story of a poor old man and his wife who trade socks with their neighbors in order to feast of cheese and milk instead of their usual meal of turnips. This story had a heart warming quality to it as is follows the simple life of the old couple as they find happiness is the most basic of living. The illustrations while basic add an element of humor to the story as the reader experiences the basics of literally trading socks for supper. Always has been a favorite of mine since I was young.

  • Andrea
    2019-03-09 08:19

    I like this book a lot. It teaches children how to be resourceful and how important it is to be good people. The poor old couple seem to be very happy to almost nothing. It's humbling. That is an essential lesson I think people have forgotten. The ending is cute. Everyone got what they needed in the end.My only gripe is how poor the couple is. It's rather depressing. I felt bad for the couple and wanted to give them money, food and clothes until I came back to reality and remembered this was a story.

  • Mellisa Garrard
    2019-03-21 05:10

    This book is one of my all time favorite picture books. One of the things that I love about this book is that Jack Kent introduces children to working for something you don't have. The old couple does not have any cheese and milk, so they trade with their neighbor to receive those goods. It's presented in a light and happy way, and does not dwell on the poverty of the older couple. It has such a sweet message. I also love the happy ending and the wittiness of the title.

  • Alicia
    2019-03-11 06:35

    This is one of my favorite picture books of all time. The story is sooo sweet. An old farmer and his poor wife have nothing to eat, so the wife knits socks to trade the neighbors for cheese and milk. Eventually the poor old woman runs out of yarn and starts unraveling her husband's sweater so they can eat. By the end of the book the husband has no shirt on his back...and you will have to read it to find out what happens! I read it when I was little and I will read it to my baby!! love it!

  • Angie
    2019-03-16 13:18

    My mom recently cleaned out the house and found a bunch of books from when we were little. Of course she gave them all to me. They certainly bring back memories of reading them over and over and over again. 30 years later and I still remember these stories. The books themselves may be a little worse for wear but the stories are still wonderful. I love this story and it has a great message about neighbors and sharing what you have. One of my favorites.

  • Cami
    2019-02-21 13:11

    Another one of my favorite children's books. It has often made me cry.It's a simple story about two poor folks that have nothing to eat but turnips. They decide to begin trading knitted socks for a bucket of milk and a small cheese from their dairy farmer neighbor. I don't know what it is about these pictures and the simple story, but I can feel how good it is to eat these rich foods for them. The ending is very touching.

  • Joy
    2019-03-04 11:39

    Another one of my favorite childhood books. There was an old man and his wife who were very poor and were sick of eating turnips. So they trade a pair of socks for some milk and cheese from a local farmer. When they run out of socks to barter, they start unraveling the old man's sweater to make more.

  • Cassandra Lang
    2019-02-26 11:38

    This was one of my favorite books when I was little! I've read it more times than I can count. It's a sweet story, about a poor old couple who eat nothing but turnips. Their neighbors are well off and they agree to trade their milk and cheese for socks. It's the kind of story that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, especially the ending.

  • Amy
    2019-03-08 05:34

    The kids enjoyed this story. My niece said that she thought Socks for Supper was going to be boring, but, "it wasn't! It was funny," and my nephew had me read it to him a second time. This would also make a great read aloud book for beginning readers.

  • Alex Smith
    2019-03-11 08:22

    This book will teach your child to use whatever God has given them to survive in life. It also teaches about sharing, helping, & improvising. I read this book alot when I was a child. I read it to my children & to my daughter's entire class. I love this book!

  • Rebecca Dawson
    2019-03-11 12:15

    This is one of my favorite children's books. Such an endearing story that make children light up when they realize what has truly happened with the characters and still manages to touch the childlike hopes in adults.

  • Kimberly
    2019-02-23 05:24

    4 1/2 stars for this darling little book that, regrettably, is out of print. At least I was able to read a copy this week that my sister-in-law checked out from the Los Angeles library for me and the kids.

  • Crystal Marcos
    2019-03-02 12:38

    I absolutely love this book. So do my brothers and sisters! We grew up reading this book over and over. I still pick it up and read it once in a while. Well written wonderful little story! If you can get your hands on it snag it up. I believe it has been out of print for a while.

  • Jen
    2019-03-11 05:13

    One of my childhood favorites. I bought an old copy of it online so I could share the story with my kids. I also bought one for my brother since I remember reading it to him when he was a kid.

  • jenna nims
    2019-03-06 07:17

    one of my favorite books from childhood - and caroline liked it too

  • Maria
    2019-03-14 08:29

    I absolutely adored this book as a child. I must have borrowed it ten times from the school library before my mom bought it for me, I couldn't get enough.

  • Lia
    2019-03-11 13:22

    One of my favorite childhood stories. I wish it were still in print so I could replace my very worn out copy.