Refashion Reading for Kids: Socks for Supper

by This is Carrie on January 27, 2011

Over the years, I’ve come across a small handful of children’s books with refashioning themes. This week I was introduced to a new one.

Socks for Supper is a sweet story about creating, refashioning, and giving.  I am so thankful a dear friend thought to gift the wonderful, yet out-of-print book to our family

Our other favorites:

Hilda Crumm’s Hats

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat



kage January 27, 2011 at 7:25 am

I don’t know if this counts, but I think it does. One of my new favorites:

Shall I Knit you a Hat? A Christmas Yarn
By Kate Klise

“When Mother Rabbit hears that a blizzard is expected to hit on Christmas Eve, she knits Little Rabbit a hat that shows off his long, beautiful ears. He loves it, and suggests that they give their animal friends hats as Christmas presents. Mother Rabbit agrees, and the two set off to take stealthy measurements, then carefully craft the hats to suit the personality and physical attributes of each animal. The finished products are, well, creative; the expressions on the animals’ faces as they view their gifts in a mirror are priceless. However, when the snow begins to fall, the recipients quickly realize that their presents are just what they needed.”

Kristin A.
Twitter: kgroovy
January 27, 2011 at 9:19 am

I have that book!! Wow that takes me back. I think I read that book a hundred times. Loved it when I was a kid.

Beth January 27, 2011 at 10:30 am

Wow, I haven’t thought of that book in years! I remember loving it as a child though.

Amanda @ Ramblings of an Empty Mind January 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Have you heard of the book Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman! It’s a great story and goes perfectly with this theme.

Beth January 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I totally read this when I was little. Remember that cover for sure!

Valerie January 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Socks for Supper is one of my childhood favorites!–one of the most beloveds that I haven’t seen since except when I go home and head straight down to the familiar bookshelves.

Another great refashion book is Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. It uses the lyrics of her song by the same name, and is based on an experience from her childhood–her mother making her a patchwork coat. “And although we had no money / I was rich as I could be / in my coat of many colors / that Mama made for me.”

julie k February 2, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Have you seen My Forever Dress by Harriet Ziefert? It’s really cute! I’ll be adding some of your recommendations to our library list.

Kristina L March 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I LOVED this book as a child! My parents tell me I could recite it cover-to-cover before I could even read. Glad to find another Socks for Supper fan :-)

Angela May 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Like the other folks who’ve commented on this post, a wave of childhood memories flooded over me when I saw this book’s cover on your site. I had completely forgotten about it, but it was obviously very important to me, judging by the thick emotion that came over me as I remembered the book’s story. Sadly, not much of my childhood library has made it with me to adulthood and a good used copy will cost $30 – $50 based on my preliminary google searches. Nonetheless, I will keep my eyes open for a bargain, as I’d love to share this book with my young daughter. Thanks for bringing it back to my attention!

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy) June 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

This was one of my favorites as a little girl, and now I read my copy to my little boys. :-)

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