Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 30, 2019

Book Giveaway: ONE RED SOCK by Jennifer Sattler

Jennifer Sattler has written and Illustrated a picture book titled, ONE RED SOCK. Published by Sleeping Bear Press. Jennifer has agreed to share a copy with one lucky winner. All you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you do to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you.

Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, reblogging really helps spread the word for a new book. Thanks for helping Jennifer!

If you have signed up to follow my blog and it is delivered to you everyday, please let me know when you leave a comment and I will give you an extra ticket. Thanks!


A little purple hippo faces a dilemma. While getting dressed one day, she realizes that she is missing a red sock. But as she searches throughout her sock drawer, she cannot find a suitable replacement. From blue to green and gray to white, nothing she finds will match. But does that really matter? This new picture-book offering from Jennifer Sattler (Bully) reminds readers of all ages of the enjoyment that may occur when one lets go and embraces imperfection.


One Red Sock is a book that’s been in my mind for a long time. I ,myself, am not a perfectionist, but I’m married to one, and we raised a couple of really great ones! It can be exhausting to try to make everything “just right” and it’s a set up for disappointment… since there’s no such THING as perfection.

After doing the board book “Jungle Gym” (part of the series of Jennifer Sattler board books by Sleeping Bear Press) I knew I HAD to do a picture book length book all about that sassy, silly hippo who got herself stuck in the dome. I knew who she was. She was persnickety…but with a toddler’s heart that loved to explore.

I really wanted to do a rhyming book. The only books I remember from when I was little were the ones by Dr. Seuss. I love the singsong-y sound of a book that rhymes and when you’re reading aloud to kids, the combination of rhyme and “call and response” is so much fun. It really gets the kids to participate in the reading.

Of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are few things as annoying when you’re reading to a kid as a book that sounds labored. So the goal was to make the rhyming sound natural…and of course, silly.

A color book is always fun for me because of my background as a painter. Doing the illustrations for this book took a long time, but was so much fun. I used acrylic,colored pencil,watercolor,and a few scanned patterns that I manipulated in Photoshop. One of the hardest parts was keeping the book at 32 pages. I could’ve gone on forever!


Jennifer Sattler is the award winning author and illustrator of several children’s books including SYLVIE, UH OH, DODO! the popular series CHICK ‘N’ PUG and PIG KAHUNA and FRANKIE THE BLANKIE .This February launched a new line of original board books from Sleeping Bear Press includes Dirty Birdies and Jungle Gym. She grew up outside of Philadelphia and then went on to study painting and drawing at the University of New Hampshire and then the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. In 1996, she won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts . Her books have won The Mockingbird Award for picture books and The Georgia Children’s book Award. Jennifer lives in upstate New York.

You can visit Jennifer at

Jennifer Sattler didn’t always want to be an author and illustrator. When she was in third grade her teacher, Teacher Marty, mentioned that she was 40 and had never had a cavity. Jennifer thought that Teacher Marty was “ the bees knees” so she decided that she would be a dentist when she grew up and vowed never to have a cavity.

Jennifer went on to become an artist. She pretended to be a grown up for several years, teaching college students how to paint and draw. But when her kids were born, her inner goofball could be contained no longer!  Her passion was making kids laugh and making picture books.

She’s not a dentist. But… still no cavities!

Thank you Jennifer for sharing your book and its’ journey with us. Love the text and your fun illustrations. Can’t wait to get this in my hands.

Jennifer is being featured on Illustrator Saturday this week, so please check back. She’s a very talented lady.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. I am a daily subscriber and enjoyed this post and many others.


    • This looks so cute! Love the illustrations. Good luck!

      I have also retweeted and posted to Facebook.


  2. this is so cute –


  3. So adorable! My 3 and 4 year-old grands will love this one! Congrats!


  4. So cute. Going on my list. I get the daily emails. Thanks for everything you share—it’s very helpful and inspiring.


  5. What a fabulous purple hippo–can’t wait to read this fun book!


  6. As someone who lives in a household of disappearing socks, I love everything about One Red Sock – we need this book around here. Thanks for the great post.


  7. Sounds like a fun book!


  8. This book is adorable. No need to enter me in the drawing. I already have a copy.


  9. What a fun book! I can’t wait to read this one!


  10. I am signed up for your blog…love it!


  11. Such a fan of Jennifer’s books! Wishing you continued success!


  12. And of course, I am a long-time follower of your blog from the good old days and get it every day! XO


  13. This is adorable! Love the premise.


  14. I could’ve used this book when I was little. I’m told I had to have my socks matching my shirt before leaving the house 🙈. I did grow out of that. Adorable hippo questioning that one red sock.


  15. I’m your new biggest fan. How did I not know about you! Love your work!


  16. This is such a cute premise for a story! I can’t believe I haven’t run across more of your books.


  17. This looks so great!


  18. This book is so adorable. What a clever idea. I will post on FB, too.


  19. I really like the illustration!
    If you have some time, it would be nice to visit our page.
    There are some works you might like. Thank you 🙂


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