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BURNSVILLE, MN, October 27, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- For decades, the mystery has remained unsolved. Pairs of socks go into the dirty laundry bin while often only single socks emerge clean from the dryer. Where do the missing socks?
Finally, the age-old question has been answered by a Minnesota couple with the release of their first book, Little Sock, published by Sleeping Bear Press. Created by husband-and-wife team, Kia Heise and Christopher D. Park, this compelling tale follows the quest of Little Sock as he enters a world of self-discovery and world adventure.
It all started about two years ago when Heise, a sociology professor, suggested the story idea to Park, a career illustrator. "We had talked about creating a book together for a while," Park says. "One day she said, 'Let's just do it whether a publisher accepts it or not." Park agreed and the project was born. Heise wrote the compassionate and engaging story about a sock with a yearning to leave his world and explore, and Park digitally created the lively and often humorous illustrations.
While attending a conference for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Park met the owner of Sleeping Bear Press. The owner reviewed Park's manuscript and passed it on to an editor at the company. The manuscript was accepted, and Little Sock made its debut in August 2019.
A 30-page picture book designed for young children with dozens of glowing reviews, Little Sock is available from Mackin.com, Sleeping Bear Press, and other major booksellers. The author/illustrator couple is also accepting appointments via their website, ChrisandKia.com, for book readings and educational visits.
About Christopher D. Park and Kia Heise
Park is a professional illustrator who has built an impressive portfolio of book covers and illustrations over the past decade. Heise holds her doctorate in sociology and teaches at local universities. With ties to Prior Lake and Burnsville, Minnesota, and to Southern California, the couple now makes Minneapolis, Minnesota, their home. More information about Heise and Park and their projects can be found at ChrisandKia.com.
For more than 35 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and stringent attention to detail, Mackin has access to more than 18,000 publishers and a collection of more than 3 million printed titles. Additionally, Mackin features a robust selection of nearly 3 million eBook titles, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases and video resources all accessible through its free, multiple award-winning digital content management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit mackin.com or call 800-245-9540.
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