Book Birthday Blitz: Jana’s Brightly Coloured Socks by Sally Fetouh

Book Review: Jana’s Brightly Coloured Socks by Sally Fetouh

I am so pleased to be welcoming Sally Fetouh to Novel Kicks and the blog tour for her book, Jana’s Brightly Coloured Socks.

Cheerful text and whimsical illustrations bring alive this heart-warming story of kindness and inclusion featuring a character with Down syndrome.

When young Jana receives heaps of beautiful socks from her parents after learning how to put on socks all by herself, she can’t wait to show her friends at school. They are always kind and patient with Jana when they play together. Jana decides to share a pair of her new socks with each and every friend. This calls for a school sock parade! All of the children had so much fun showing off their colourful socks together that they gave a very special and huge gift for their kind and generous friend, Jana, a box of more socks!

Author Sally Fetouh was inspired to write this touching story by her own daughter who has Down syndrome, feeling it was important for her and other children like her to be able to see themselves in literature. Two years ago, after reading a different story about a girl with Down syndrome to her daughter’s preschool class, Sally says, “The children were so engaged in the story and asked questions. They were very accepting and loving of their friend—my daughter. I left with a heart overflowing with emotion and that inspired me to write my story.”


Jana loves her colourful socks and has just learnt to put them on by herself.

She wants to share this love with her school friends.

This book is so wonderful. I am honoured to be part of the Book Birthday Blitz.

Jana is such a sweet, loveable character and you can’t help but warm to her. Also, I want her sock collection.

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