Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Terrible Secret

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Terrible Secret
Kristina Stephenson
Reviewed by Andrea Don
Mon, 07/11/2011

A scary start leads Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and his companions to a castle teetering on top of a hill. The story literally unfolds (with the help of full-page flaps) in front of you.

When they get to the castle, Sir Charlie enchants gargoyles into singing, cuts through the dangerous weeds and falls into the dungeon. There, he uncovers a terrible secret, which turns out not to be so terrible after all, just a mistake the king made in the wizard’s absence.

This is a fun, interactive story with plenty of plot twists and the bright illustrations are perfect for slightly older picture-book fans. It’s better as a daytime story, since it’s quite scary in places (though it ends well). 


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