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Book Review: ‘Land of Lost Socks: A Children’s Musical’ by Jane Tesh and Joni Klein-Higger

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I so love it when authors come up with a clever way to write their books.  Jane Tesh’s new children’s musical, Land of Lost Socks, with music and lyrics by Joni Klein-Higger, is very well penned.

LOLS300The story chronicles Joel who desires to be with big brother Bart, who wants to hang out with his friends without Joel tagging along. When Bart tells Joel to “Get lost,” in an instant Joel ends up in the Land of Lost Socks.

Joel encounters a slew of lost items such as socks, keys, hats, umbrellas, shoes, overdue library books.  The most fascinating and clever part o f the book is we meet the famous lost pilot, Amelia Earhart, the Dares from The Lost Colony of Colonial times, and the Mayans.  What the authors have done is in my opinion an ingenuous way to introduce children to snippets of history.

This musical will be a hit in classrooms worldwide. The lessons to be learned from reading this book is very clear. Here’s a concrete example:

(BART, JOEL, TUBE, ARGYLE, DARES, MAYANS , ANASAZIS SING:)
WHAT A HAPPIER PLACE
THIS WORLD WOULD BE
OH, WOULDN’T IT BE FINE
(ENSEMBLE SINGS:)
WHEN WE RESPECT ONE ANOTHER,

ARE CAREFUL WHAT WE DO AND SAY
WE’LL MAKE A BETTER TOMORROW
WHY, WE COULD EVEN BRIGHTEN THE DARKEST
DAY
COME ON AND JOIN IN OUR JOURNEY
TO ALWAYS BE GOOD AND KIND
SUCH A HAPPIER PLACE
THIS WORLD WOULD BE
OH, WOULDN’T IT BE FINE

I think we can always get inspired to make our world a better place for all, by being kind to one another.  I loudly applaud Jane Tesh and  Joni Klein-Higger for  writing such a timely and entertaining book.

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About Nicole Weaver

Nicole weaver is an award-winning author. Her first trilingual book Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle was published in 2009. Her love for languages and other cultures resulted in publishing the award-winning book, My Sister Is My Best Friend which was published in 2011 by Guardian Angel Publishing. My Sister Is My Best Friend has won the following awards: 2012 Creative Child Awards Program consisting of moms and educators has awarded this book the 2012 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Kids Picture Storybooks category. 2012 Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval 2012 Children's Literary Classics Gold Award Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review Her newest book , My Brother Is My Best Friend was also published by Guardian Angel Publishing, January 2014.
  • JSlocum

    Wow, this musical looks educational and fun!

    • Nicole Weaver

      Thanks so much for commenting, yes it is a very educational book.

  • joni Klein-higger

    Thanks, Nicole! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

    • Nicole Weaver

      Joni, it was a pleasure reviewing your great book!

  • Barb

    What a great story to be enjoyed by people of all ages!

    • Nicole Weaver

      Thanks Barb, for leaving a comment.

    • joni Klein-higger

      Thanks, Barb!

  • Diana Sharp

    Great review!