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Smelly Socks

Smelly Socks

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

ISBN 9780439967075 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.02" x 10" | Ages 3 to 8
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Tina's new socks are so wonderful she vows to wear them every day! But they begin to smell really, really bad because Tina will not take them off - even to be washed. The kids finally drag Tina down to the river and make her wash those stinky socks, driving away all the fish with the nasty odour! Tina's mom gets her a new shirt as a reward for finally getting her socks clean. A shirt Tina loves so much, she vows never, ever to take it off!

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Praise for Robert Munsch:

"Arguably the most successful kid-lit writer in North America." - The Toronto Star

"More witty, creative and entertaining than most of what passes for adult literature." - The Globe and Mail


  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2005

Rights Sold

  • Arabic - Dar El Ilm Lilmalayin
  • Chinese Simplified - Beijing Baby-Cube
  • English (Asia) - Scholastic Asia
  • English (US) - Scholastic Inc.
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Indonesian - Lentera Hati
  • Italian - Editrice Il Castoro
  • Serbian - Moro


Also by
Robert Munsch

  • Teamwork
  • School Rules!
  • Bear for Breakfast
  • Blackflies
  • So Much Snow!

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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