Monday, August 16, 2021

The Legend of the Stinky Sock

The Legend of the Stinky Sock

 Title: The Legend of the Stinky Sock

Author: Laura Riley

Genre: Children's Fiction

My Review:

 The title is what caught my attention of The Legend of the Stinky Sock. I thought it was clever and funny and wanted to read to see what it was about. The author is Laura Riley. Laura is a children's book author and stay-at-home mom. She currently lives in the Dallas area with her husband Patrick and her children. She was motivated to write her first book as the result of teaching her first grader how to compose his own story for a school project. His excitement and creativity encouraged her to complete a lifelong dream to write a book. 

Connor is disappointed that his baseball team keeps losing games. His dad tells him about the "Legend of the Stinky Sock." Once Connor hears the legend he sets out to see if it is true. He grabs his brother and goes to work on the three things that are needed for a stinky sock. 

Children will relate to the disappointment that Connor faces each time his team loses a game. They will also be able to relate to the struggles he encounters as he tries to see if the legend is true. This book is meticulously edited and well-written. The story flows smoothly and keeps the readers' attention. The pictures are engaging and showcase the emotions of the story effortlessly.

There was nothing to dislike about this book. I would recommend this book for children between the ages of 4 and 8. It would be a great addition to any home or public library. The lesson learned in the book is one every child should learn, making it equally appropriate for boys and girls. It could also be used in a classroom setting as it invites conversation on the lesson that was learned. 



Who doesn't like a little bit of magic? Especially when it helps you win baseball games. This humorous and delightful story is about a young boy named Conner who is searching for "The Legend of the Stinky Sock". 

According to the myth, the sock holds special baseball powers that will make anyone an incredible player. Will Conner discover the secret to the legend? Or, will he find out that the magic of improving his skills is through hard work? 


  1. This sounds so clever and great for kids. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and offering encouragement, Wendy. I appreciate it!