Hector Hectricity and the Missing Socks

I requested a copy to review and the author was kind enough to honor that request.

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Author: Elizabeth Lymer
Illustrator: Azra Momin
Publisher : Aneesa Books

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Hector Hectricity is about a biracial Muslim family called Parack who enjoys family times and matching socks. They find comfort in simple joys such as family picnics outdoors. Life was a breeze until they had to move to a new place and their matching socks started missing.

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The mystery of the missing socks sends the mother of the house into stress mode and she implores her Lord and seeks others’ help to resolve the matter. And that’s the moral of this colorful children’s book; getting children to invoke the name of their Lord often and not to feel shy to ask for help.

My son enjoyed pointing at mother Parack. I guess it reminds him of me. He also giggled at my voice and intonations to entertain him. Finally, he kept wanting to stare at the front cover. *Laughs*

To continue, the book has a knitting guide at the end to make colorful socks. I love colors and I think I’ll try this activityΒ  just for fun.

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Without being too subjective or biased, this children’s book is representative of my own family because I’m in a biracial marriage. And I like Hector Hectricity and the Missing Socks because it helps fill the diversity gap in children’s literature that I have also planned to fill in the future God willing.

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38 comments

  1. Papatia · February 19, 2016

    Reblogged this on Between Sisters, SVP!.

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  2. Katie Davies · February 19, 2016

    What a lovely book I bet your children absolutely love this

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    • Papatia · February 19, 2016

      Yes, my son and I enjoyed it πŸ€—, xx.

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  3. Rhian Westbury · February 19, 2016

    what a cute book. I know how stressed out I get with missing socks x

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  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy · February 19, 2016

    Seriously, where do all the missing socks go? It’s a total mystery in our house!

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  5. Shareen HD · February 19, 2016

    I love the morals of this story. I am a Christian but I would love similar books like this in our house for our Faith. It’s awesome. I am glad your little enjoyed it x

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    • Papatia · February 19, 2016

      Good! Actually Elizabeth is very big on interfaith dialogue too. I’m too :). Ty, xx.

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  6. Mellissa Williams · February 19, 2016

    Ha my husband would love this, socks always go missing in our house! A really colourful book

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  7. Sarah Bailey · February 19, 2016

    What a lovely sounding book – I’d lovely to the know the answer to the mystery lol.

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  8. Laura Hartley (@WhatsHotBlog) · February 19, 2016

    So glad to hear that this book is more diverse than most!! I’m mixed race and there definitely needs to be more racial diversity in literature.

    p.s. love the hedgehog!

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  9. Mandi · February 19, 2016

    Lol our house is full of odd socks, funny enough the teens think its quite cool now, so all that worrying for nothing!
    I put them into pairs and they mix them up

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    • Papatia · February 19, 2016

      I do that sometimes too haha! ^_^!

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  10. Tori Gabriel · February 19, 2016

    What a fantastic book. The pictures are so bold and colourful. My Toddler would love this.

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  11. Tara | C&CO. · February 19, 2016

    Ha, I still haven’t grown out of losing missing socks!!

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  12. fashionandstylepolice · February 19, 2016

    Sounds like a great story. I am always missing a pair of socks.

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  13. Candace · February 19, 2016

    Looks a lovely book for little ones.

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  14. Emma White (@TheRealSupermum) · February 19, 2016

    ha ha great book and yes we always have missing socks here

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  15. Claire'scomfycorner · February 19, 2016

    This sounds like a fun book to read, my nephew would love it πŸ™‚

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  16. Le Coin de Mel · February 20, 2016

    What a lovely book! I’m sure my four little ones would love it!

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  17. Elizabeth · February 20, 2016

    I love that there is a knitting pattern in the back of this book to make the story come to life. Fantastic!

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  18. Ana De Jesus · February 20, 2016

    I love that supports bi-racial marriage. I am curious to know where your partner is from if you don’t mind me asking?

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    • Papatia · February 20, 2016

      Awesome! He’s originally from Eastern Europe πŸ™‚

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  19. Rachel · February 20, 2016

    I still believe the washing machine eats all the socks πŸ˜‰ x

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  20. kacielmorgan · February 20, 2016

    This looks like a great book for children. My niece would love it!

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  21. Idaintyit · February 20, 2016

    This looks like a great book. I have a crazy kid who likes to take his socks off and swing them round so as you can imagine we always have missing socks!

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  22. WhatLauraLoves (@whatlauraloves) · February 21, 2016

    Sounds like a lovely read for kids and I love that little hedgehog xxx

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  23. life as mum · February 21, 2016

    This sounds like a great book! Bet your kids loved it! Looks like a fun book

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  24. Donah @ SweetJellyBean · February 29, 2016

    What a lovely read and I love the knitting guide towards the end. That’s definitely something I’d love to do, too!

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