The Legend of the Stinky Sock


Children - Grade K-3rd
30 Pages
Reviewed on 07/18/2021
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Author Biography

Laura Riley is a children’s book author and stay-at-home mother. Having two rambunctious young boys of her own, she knows how to capture the attention of budding minds with humor and topics that will inspire them to read.

Her passion for telling a compelling story began in college where she studied journalism. Laura’s love for writing continued when she went on to work for the local NBC station KOAA in Colorado Springs and Fox 59 in Indianapolis.

Laura grew up in the Chicago suburbs and currently lives in the Dallas area with her husband Patrick and children Conner and Nolan. She was motivated to write her first book as the result of teaching her first grader how to compose his own story for a school project. His excitement and creativity encouraged her to complete a life long dream to write her own book.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joanne Ang for Readers' Favorite

The Legend of the Stinky Sock is a short story by Laura Riley for young children. The story starts with Conner, a young boy who plays for the Little League baseball team called the Rockets. Conner was very upset by the poor performance of his baseball team this season until his dad told him about The Legend of the Stinky Sock that could make anyone’s skills better than ever! With this newfound knowledge in mind, Conner determines to find this remarkable stinky sock. Connor sets out with his brother, Nolan, on a great adventure to become the best baseball player of all time.

The Legend of the Stinky Sock is a brilliant story of a young boy’s big dreams of becoming the best baseball player for the Little League baseball team. Laura Riley perfectly captured the true essence of determination, practice, and hard work in this beautifully written story. The story shows at the end of the day that success is obtained by those who truly wish for it. I really enjoyed Conner’s strong-willed mindset, which sets a great example for children. It teaches them they are in control of the success they wish to achieve. In my opinion, this encouraging tale is very light-hearted and pleasant to read. I really liked the colorful illustrations throughout the book. They paint a clear picture of the struggles Conner faced when practicing his baseball skills with his brother. I recommend this book for its entertaining and marvelously set-out life lesson.