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Poor old Fox has lost his socks - can you help him find them? Are they in the kitchen or under the stairs? Are they inside the clock or hidden in a chest? Lift the flaps and find out! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Fox's Socks, a beautifully produced board book with a gorgeous shiny-foiled cover look.

From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo. Discover more animal adventures in their Tales From Acorn Wood lift-the-flap series: Hide-and-Seek Pig, Postman Bear, and Rabbit's Nap.

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9th August '17
I read it to Jaanu aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Great book, my son loves lifting the flaps and seeing what is underneath. Good use of rhyme too. 
12th October '18
Anas read it themselves aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My kids enjoyed lifting the flaps and trying to find the socks 
30th July '18
I read it to AJ aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Another firm favourite for us. Helps with early reading with the rhyming words. Flaps to lift to keep little ones interested. 
3rd March '18
I read it to Babyeva29 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We love a lift the flap book and Fox's socks is a great short rhyming story that my daughter LOVES 
9th September '16
I read it to Kerfuffle aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A great book with lovely illustrations and funny rhymes that my som loves. East to open flaps and not too long to maintain concentration of younger children - my son has enjoyed this book since he was 1 and still enjoys it at 3! 
2nd September '18
I read it to myka aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
My daughter loves this book! It took her a while to take to, but now she adores opening the flaps. They are quite tricky to open so she needed to be over a year before she could do it herself. The rhyming pattern of the story makes it a lovely read. She loves pointing out different animals or shapes in the rooms of the house. The board version is really sturdy and feels well made. Clearly built to last. We have a paperback version of some of the other stories and she really hasn't taken to those so I'm tempted to buy the remainder of the series as board books.
20th February '18
I read it to Chloe2410 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Chloe loves this book and Tales From Acorn Wood collection. There are flaps on each page and after many times of being read they haven't broke off like other book we own. Big thumbs up from us!
31st October '18
I read it to BonneChance aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is another lovely Acorn Wood book. My son loves it, not quite as much as Rabbit's Nap but still a favourite. He likes to help find Fox's missing items of clothing and help him get dressed. It's a colourful, rhyming story. 
27th February '17
I read it to DFK aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Daisy (2) received this book as a present and absolutely loves it! The lift the flap element really holds her interest, and we have read the story so many times, she will now happily sit and make up her own words as she turns the cardboard pages.
16th September '18
I read it to Whitehead aged 2 months aged 0
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5 stars
Love this short, lift the flap story. I read this to my baby boy, but my 5yr old was listening to the story too, and she enjoyed lifting the flaps. Its a nice sturdy, board book, and we enjoyed the rhymes. 
9th October '18
I read it to Bob's aged 5 aged 5 & to Xander aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Both my children love this book. Well written rhyming style. Love the illustrations too. 
6th November '18
I read it to myka aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
I know the words to this book off be heart! Daughter's favourite snack time book, usually read in her tent. The rhymes are lovely and as she has grown more used to the story, she has started to look for other things on the pages, such as the ducks & the mouse. Flaps are relatively hardy so she hasn't ripped any off yet (she can be quite ferocious!)

Janine
22nd January '18
I read it to Squidge aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A sturdy lift the flap board book with good rhymes as you help fox find his socks. Friendly characters and nice and short for busy baby readers!
22nd December '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We loved postman bear, saw this on Amazon prime, bargain. Sophie loves flip flap books, these are nice and sturdy and easy for a toddler. Lovely story trying to help mr fox find his socks. Perfect for toddlers. I'm looking forward to getting the rest of the collection.
12th April '17
I read it to sashet01 aged 3 aged 3 & to sashet21 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Poor old fox has lost this socks! Great rhyming story and my kids love the flaps.
3rd October '16
I read it to Odin aged 9 months aged 0
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5 stars
My son loves this book! He has been grabbing the flaps from 8 months old, and he gets excited when I start saying 'poor old fox has lost his socks'. He runs over to get involved!
Lovely lift and flap box with rhyming lines, it isn't too long either. My step daughter did point out that Mr fox should probably keep his clothes in his room to stop this running about! 
11th June '18
I read it to Samanna1 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is such a good book for little ones. It has little flaps for them to lift and try and find the socks. My daughter gets so excited when she finaly finds the socks.
2nd September '16
I read it to Elliotb aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Brilliant book with rhyme and flaps, I've read it so many times with Elliot and he still loves it. He joins in with the words, made easier because if the rhyming. Lots of things to look at and point out on each page.
20th June '17
I read it to Isabelle2014 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Poor fox has lost his socks... This is a lovely tale that was very interactive with lifting the flaps! My 2 year old enjoyed the story and it was her choice to read most nights.
18th November '18
kenzie.J read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
mckenzie really enjoyed this book and have a giggle reading it
27th November '16
I read it to Beeeves13 aged 3 aged 3 & to areeves15 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
After reading the Gruffalo I wanted to try more of Julia Donaldson books... I found this in the book aisle at asda and thought it was worth a try. I'm glad I did. My children both love this. They loved discovering the various clothes through lifting the flaps through the book.
The book kept both children thoroughly entertained. So much so that we have now got the full range in this series. The illustrations are fantastic.

I would recommend this book. 
30th August '18
I read it to Ellie14 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a lovely book with great illustrations and rhyming verses this is a great favourite with all the grandchildren. I certainly recommend this book 
11th October '18
I read it to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A great book for a toddler. It's about a Fox who has lost his socks and looks all around his house for them. There's lots of flaps to lift and the rhyming is great. My little ones quickly learnt all the word and enjoyed saying the words with me. Great book! 
29th October '16
I read it to Olli aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Fantastic book my son gets out for bed time again and again, great colourful pictures and lift up flaps. This is a very good length for just before bed not to long and not to short. He loves the characters and the storyline.
22nd July '17
I read it to Little One aged 3 aged 3 & to Baby aged 9 months aged 0
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5 stars
This book is just fantastic! It has brought much amusement in our home and my eldest daughter still enjoys this book. She received this book when she was a few months old and now she is three!  
The book is filled with lovely illustrations and lift the flaps. The story is so interactive and just an utter delight. Poor Fox cannot find his socks. He looks everywhere for them and along the way finds various clothing items around the house. This is uncomplicated, child friendly book with the setting of a home. I would highly recommend this book and my daughters would too.
30th October '17
I read it to mrfox aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
My son is called Fox, so we have collected a lot of fox themed books over the years. This is one of our favourites. He knows the story off by heart.
2nd April '18
I read it to Joel C aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We love reading this book - the lovely rhymes and flaps to explore on each page. The story as Fox looks for his socks and discovers his clothes all over the house means that there is plenty to talk about. The illustrations are lovely, the book is week made and the flaps seen durable. 
8th November '16
I read it to RCHogan aged 2 aged 2 & to AIHogan aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Beautifully illustrated lift-the-flap book with simple rhymes and an easy to follow story (Fox needs to hunt down his socks!)
This is a perfect story for younger readers as it's quite short it finishes before younger childrens' attention wanes. Both my children enjoyed this from 8/ 9 months old : they were able to pull the flaps and enjoyed looking at the pictures. I still read it with my son now (2 1/2) because he still enjoys likes it. The illustrations are very detailed so there is lots to talk about on every page.
The flaps are very sturdy; I've read this frequently with both my son and daughter and so far there's no damage!
9th May '17
I read it to Malakhi aged 4 aged 4 & to Jakobi aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Poor old fox has lost this socks and he needs help to find them
Great rhyming story, beautifully illustrated and my children loved lifting the flaps.
27th June '18
I read it to Pre school aged 2 to 4
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5 stars
Shared this book with 2-3 yr olds and they enjoyed it. It has colourful illustrations and flaps to lift which was a big hit. I love this book as it rhymes all the way through so really easy to read to little ones 
21st August '17
I read it to Alex0512 aged 6 aged 6 & to Zaraloul aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A lovely little book from 1 yr upwards, my daughter love the flaps and the illustrations are so lovely. The storyline is simple so young children can understand the storyline from early on. As there are 3 other books in this series my child was able to recognise the character and even are slightly similar to the gruffalo characters. 
The rhyming sounds and questions are a great way to engage with my daughter whist reading the storyline.
22nd May '17
I read it to KeeratKT aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
'Poor old Fox has lost his socks.' can you help him remember where he put his socks? We love Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler books in our house and this was another addition to that long list. This is a great lift-the-flap story for little ones to interact with the illustrations are great, as can be expected from Axel Scheffler. Rhyming words are a great way to get younger children to stay interested and this book had no issues keeping our little one engaged throughout. A lovely book to read with your little one together. 
3rd October '18
I read it to AmeliaRose aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We loved hunting for foxes socks! We love lift the flap books and this is one of our favourites 
19th July '16
I read it to Sjs aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My son loves that he gets to lift the flaps to help find fox's socks, it helps keep him interested for longer and has become one of our favourite bedtime books to read. The use of rhyming words are great and Alfie points out everything Mr Fox finds
18th October '16
I read it to RUBYB aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Excellent book! Both my daughters love looking under the flaps to see what fox has found! He eventually finds both socks! Lovely rhyming throughout and great illustrations. 
26th February '16
I read it to GCR13 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Georgie loves this book. She loves that it rhymes and that she can lift the flaps and say the word that makes the lines rhyme. 
She enjoys spotting things in the illustrations and she thinks Fox is funny as he cant remember where he has put his clothes! 
It is a short story so is good for bedtime. We have yet to find a Julia Donaldson book that we don't love!
10th July '16
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6 & to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Another Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book that we love. This is a great lift-the-flap story for little ones to interact with and has fantastic illustrations by Axel Scheffler. 'Poor old Fox has lost his socks.' Help Fox to remember where he put his socks and find where they are in his house. We really enjoyed the rhyming words and had great fun reading this together. A lovely and easy to read story for all Donaldson fans.
28th August '16
I read it to Sjs aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My 2 year old loves this book, he loves the rhyming in it and especially the lift the flaps in it. 
15th June '17
I read it to Pip aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
Lovely lift the flap book. My daughter is now starting to talk so licking out key words like "sock".
3rd July '17
I read it to SPH aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
I'm a big fan of the acorn wood stories for little ones. My 2 year old enjoyed this book as it's not too long a story and the lift the flaps keep him engaging with the book. It's a nice short and rhyming story.
12th November '18
I read it to Mcgannf aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
We loved the rhymes and the little detail in the illustrations which my daughter spotted the more times we read the book. It is very easy for my daughter to relate to, having lost her own socks on many occasions! The flaps are great but they are too hard to lift in this book so I have to help her. 
12th November '18
I read it to Robinpoppy aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
Having read the others in this set I was looking forward to this one. It's a simple story of fox looking for his socks but finding other clothes along the way. My child loves the lift up flaps but I think this is her least favourite out of the set.  
11th October '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
This is a nice easy-to-read book. The flaps open easily - which my son enjoys lifting up. Use of rhyme is simple but good and there is a nice and short pace to the story. Good one to read to little ones. 
9th February '18
I read it to Effie aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
A veryvgiid flap book that's a touch less obviohs on the flaps than dear zoo making a perfect step up. We enjoyed the book and copying thetactions of putting on socks and hats etc. I think tasse gets older it's a good one for learning about geting drrssedd 
8th September '16
I read it to Soopa aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
A fun lift-the-flaps book in the 'Tales in the Wood' series.  We love the lyrical wording but the picutres under the flaps could be a bit more fun. That's a small point though as the books overall are beautifully illustrated.
27th July '18
I read it to ERK aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
Lovely rhyming book with flaps to open to help Mr Fox find his socks (and the rest of his clothes!). Nice sturdy pages for my little one to turn and she loves the flaps. We love this series of books. 
17th April '17
I read it to EdithMP aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
This author and illustrator team are always good. My 2 year old daughter enjoys this book because of the flaps and as the pictures are so detailed there's a lot of objects to point out, name and talk about. It's a simple story and the style is easy to engage with. She loves the little mouse who helps fox look for his socks, and points out the things she is doing - having a cup of tea, eating a croissant, putting a rose on her head. A great book.
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