You are here

Lichožrouti

Printer-friendly version
Lichožrouti cover
Language: 
Title in English: 
The Odd-Sock Eaters
Author: 
Pavel Šrut
Illustrator: 
Galina Miklínová
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Praha
Country: 
Publisher: 
Paseka
Series: 
The Odd-Sock Eaters, The Odd-Sock Eaters Return, The Odd-Sock Eaters Forever
Year of publication: 
2008-2013
Pages: 
p. 232 / 194 / 234
Size: 
17 × 23,5 cm
ISBN: 
978-80-7432-178-8 / 978-80-7432-212-9 / 978-80-7432-287-7
Category: 

At its most dazzling, Pavel Šrut’s epic of sock sentiments and snags is
filled with fleecy melancholy and gently waggish wordplay. The book does
without the contrived gurgling baby talk which plagues many additions to
today’s children’s catalogues; in contrast, it vigorously and innovatively calls
into play organized crime and Asian greengrocers in neighbourhoods lacking
supermarkets. Most notably, it steers clear of the moralising which is a sure way
of consigning a children’s book to the inferno of indifference, for young readers
are often sharper than the self-styled bards who choose to moralise at them.