Martinsville, IN (PRWEB) June 24, 2005
Sometimes it can be really difficult to be a child, especially when no one understands them. In the whimsical new childrenÂs book, Sock-a-nina (now available through AuthorHouse), written by Marti Whitaker and illustrated by Nancy Kurtz Hubbard, a young boy learns that oneÂs imagination and reality do not often mesh.
A childrenÂs storybook for young readers, Sock-a-nina tells the tale of one little boy and his problems communicating with the world. When the boy is born Â all sparkling blue eyes and tufts of precious blond hair Â the whole family loves him. His mother and father dote on him while his sister is determined to teach him to dance before he can walk. However, when the boy learns to speak and becomes inquisitive, the sister becomes annoyed by all of the attention he receives and the non-stop questions he asks with rapid fire succession. The sister is constantly trying to upset him and show the boy how much smarter she is than him. One day, in the heat of an argument, the boy cries out, ÂYou are a sock-a-nina sister,Â and the word is born.
As he grows, the boy uses the word to describe everything. Sometimes his parents can tell what he means by his tone, but mostly no one can figure it out. One day, the word comes out and his friend is hurt. The boy tries to understand why this happens by seeking his parents for advice.
With lovely illustrations by Hubbard, Sock-a-nina is a fun story that teaches children to think about what they say and to reconcile their imagination with the world around them.
Born in Southern Michigan, Whitaker lived in Tucson, Arizona, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Las Vegas before returning to the Midwest with her daughter. She currently lives in Martinsville, Indiana, with her husband Dan and her two youngest children, Libby and Daniel. Whitaker has published one other novel, Losing Hope. For more information visit her website at http://www.marthamorningtodd.com.
Hubbard is a professional artist living in Tucson, Arizona, where she owns a business that creates movable murals named Murals That Go.
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