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Elizabeth Garton Scanlon is the author of several children’s books, including The Great Good Summer (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2015), The Good-Pie Party (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2014), and Happy Birthday, Bunny (Beach Lane, 2013). She was the recipient of a Caldecott Medal. Scanlon teaches at Austin Community College and lives in Austin, Texas.

A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes [excerpt]


A sock is a pocket for your toes,

a vase is a pocket
for a rose.

A pocket for a chicken 
is a coop,

and a bowl is a pocket full of soup--
uh-oh!

A bowl is a pocket spilling soup.

From A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Copyright © 2004 by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. No part of this book may be used or repoduced without written permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. All rights reserved.

 

From A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Copyright © 2004 by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. No part of this book may be used or repoduced without written permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. All rights reserved.

 

Elizabeth Garton Scanlon

Elizabeth Garton Scanlon is the author of several children’s books, including The Great Good Summer (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2015), The Good-Pie Party (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2014), and Happy Birthday, Bunny (Beach Lane, 2013).