It’s a well known fact that dogs are connoisseurs when it comes to sock munching and know that no nibble goes unpunished, well not for the Sock Monster
A cross between a cotton ball and an excited puppy, the gap-toothed Sock Monster is hungry for more socks and it’s your job to feed him by touching a sock and watching him GOBBLE, MUNCH and CHOMP it down before he fades away forever!
We particularly like the way he changes to the colour and pattern of the sock after he’s eaten it!
You can also choose if you want to read the story yourself or listen to it read by a very enthusiastic Scottish lass.
Many story book apps tend to concentrate on computerised fiddly bits and sometimes forget about the narrative
Just remember, next time you loose a sock don’t blame the dog, blame the Sock Monster!
APP PUPPY HIGHLIGHTS
- The Sock Monster refusing to eat pink polka dot knickers
- Stinky socks (no doubt belonging to Dad – phew!)
- A fully functioning washing machine!
Originally from Edinburgh, Lorna has worked as a photographer in New York, Dubai, London and Sydney. She applies her unique and quirky style to editorial and commercial jobs, private portraits and fine art projects. She has just illustrated her fourth children's picture book “My Humongous Hamster Goes to School” (due to be published by Piccadilly Press early 2014)
Lorna kindly agreed to answer some questions for us so here they are...
What was your inspiration behind The Sock Monster?
When i initially started to sketch down the idea it was for a traditional printed book. There are lots of stories out there about sock monsters (he's a bit like the tooth fairy or the easter bunny i suppose) and I felt I could do something a bit different with him so i started playing around with ideas. Mostly i just sketch and daydream until something gets me really excited. I'm a huge fan of Studio Ghibli animations and of the "My Neighbour Totoro" film in particular so the Totoro style character was a huge inspiration
What was the most enjoyable part of bringing The Sock Monster App to life?
Creating the initial character and researching pomeranian puppies, fluffy white cats and rabbits was fun. Then i just used bits and pieces of each image and put them together in photoshop to create the monster. It took me a while to decide about his mouth though as a few people said a real mouth was too creepy but he is a monster after all and although i wanted him to be cute i also wanted him to have a little bit of a "scary edge". I had a great time buying lots of different coloured and patterned socks too : )
Why is The Sock Monster missing a tooth?
I wanted him to look childlike... like when a child starts losing their milk teeth around age 7- it just gave him a cute quirky look. Socks are not bad for your teeth or anything and he definitely brushes and flosses every day!
You can find out more about Lorna and her amazing work by visiting her website