Little Sock is the debut picture book by upcoming writing and illustration duo Kia Heise and Christopher Park published by Sleeping Bear Press.

Little Sock

Little Sock is tired of his daily routine. One night, he climbs out of the drawer and travels to Sock City, where he meets all kinds of wacky friends! This upcoming, beautifully-illustrated adventure is full of warmth and excitement. It’s sure to knock your socks off!

This book:

  • Promotes empathy
  • Illustrates inclusivity
  • Addresses SEL issues,

    (Social-Emotional Learning))


“Kia’s straightforward text is bolstered by Park’s lively illustrations that make excellent use of varying perspective, color, and humorous detail. The spread of the various socks in Sock City will captivate readers as they take in the variety.”

- School Library Journal

“A delightfully charming and thoroughly entertaining picture book for children ages 3-5, “Little Sock” will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to family, daycare center, preschool, kindergarten, and community library collections.”

- Midwest Book Review

“Chris and Kia have created a picture book that will not only inspire readers to feel brave and empowered to try new things and go to new places, it will also encourage and support conversations about imagination and thinking outside of the box too.”

- The Library Voice