Did you know? When copies of Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything are purchased additional copies of the book are printed and donated to a school, local charity and/or organization that may benefit from the message of how red socks go with absolutely anything.
Have you ever taken a moment to contemplate just what you can do to make a difference in a person’s life? If you stop to think about it, the smallest gesture may have the greatest impact. The story of Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything centers around the idea and notion of simply being there for someone and how sometimes words and conversation are not needed.
You would never guess it but this book makes an appearance thanks to Mr. Harry Connick Jr. and his concert that took place in Vancouver in 2013. Yes, the concert was amazing but it was the week after that concert and one letter that proved to be the catalyst for my 2014 mantra of “why not take a chance”. It is with great pleasure that I share this story and bring to light a wonderful family tradition of providing comfort, courage, hope and so much more without actually saying anything.
Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything demonstrates how a simple pair of red socks can give someone special a boost and confidence when they are feeling down or out of their comfort zone. In this story we find a youngster called Sunshine, who is experiencing a series of events over the course of their young lifetime. Some moments seem bigger than others to an adult, but they are daunting in the eyes of a child at the time. At each turn, when our Sunshine begins to fill with doubt, we notice the mother’s subtle but powerful gesture of wearing a pair of red socks to show her support. With each event Sunshine comes to realize that love and encouragement creates a feeling of being strong, ready and able to do anything.
The message is “… one that will speak to youngsters from their earliest and most intimidating moments, and will carry them throughout their lives in a wonderfully empowering way…” (Children’s Literary Classics).
Red Socks is part of a prestigious list of Nautilus Book Award winners that include Deepak Chopra, M.D., His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Naomi Wolf and Malala Yousafzai to name but a few previous recipients.
* Winner in the 2020 The Canadian Book Club Awards (Children’s Category)
* Winner in the National Indie Excellence Awards (Inspirational / Motivational)
* Winner in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards (Children’s)
* Winner in the 2016 Bookvana Awards (Children’s Novelty & Gift Book)
* Silver Winner in the Nautilus Book Awards (Children’s Illustrated Fiction)
* Silver Winner in the 2016 Literary Classics Book Awards (Self Esteem Early Reader)
* Bronze Medalist in the 2016 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards (Mind-Body-Spirit / Self- Esteem)
* Honorable Mention in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Children’s Picture Book – ages 6 years and up)
* Finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards (First Horizon award for debut authors)
* Shortlisted for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards Grand Prize
* Official Selection in the 2016 New Apple Book Awards (Inspirational)
* Finalist in the 2016 International Book Awards (Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction)
* Finalist in the 2015 and 2016 USA Best Book Awards (Children’s Novelty & Gift Book)
* Literary Classics Seal of Approval
“This is not a book that you sit down, read from cover to cover and then kiss the kid goodnight and forget about it. You talk and talk, and support and change yourself in order to become better parent, because of the inspiration the book gives and because you can’t just be indifferent, after creating this great vision in your children…”(BookOwly, Book Blogger).