City doc­tor re­leases chil­dren’s book

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Have you seen the sock bur­glar? We have all pon­dered the mys­tery of where our socks have dis­ap­peared to.

Lo­cal physi­cian Yan­nick Charette has writ­ten a charm­ing chil­dren’s book that un­cov­ers the se­cret of those miss­ing socks with the Sock Bur­glar. From the clev­erly writ­ten story to the beau­ti­ful il­lus­tra­tions from lo­cal artist Monique Le­gault, the book is one that both chil­dren and adults will en­joy.

Join the au­thor at the book launch and sign­ing on Satur­day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chap­ters.

The Sock Bur­glar is avail­able to pur­chase in both French and English at Chap­ters Sud­bury and on­line at www.sock­bur­ for $13.99 (plus HST).

A fa­ther of four young chil­dren, Charette de­vel­oped the con­cept of the Sock Bur­glar while telling bed­time sto­ries to his chil­dren. As his chil­dren be­gan to gain more in­ter­est into the story of the Sock Bur­glar, the story be­gan to grow. He soon re­al­ized that this was a story to which any child or adult could re­late.

“I was in­spired to write the Sock Bur­glar from the in­ter­est of my chil­dren and fam­ily,” Charette said in a re­lease. “It re­ally be­came some­thing that we were all in­volved in. Each char­ac­ter brings a unique and im­por­tant at­tribute to the story.

“They also play an im­por­tant role in de­vel­op­ing an in­clu­sive and in­trigu­ing sto­ry­line that sparks chil­dren’s imag­i­na­tions.”

Each char­ac­ter brings a new layer to the mys­tery of those miss­ing socks, while teach­ing chil­dren about com­pas­sion, ac­cep­tance and cu­rios­ity.

Chil­dren (or adults) can fur­ther ex­plore each char­ac­ter and their cre­ativ­ity with the Sock Bur­glar colour­ing book.

Part of the pro­ceeds from the sale of the Sock Bur­glar colour­ing book will be do­nated to NEO Kids Foun­da­tion.

The colour­ing book was also il­lus­trated by Le­gault. Go on­line or visit the Sock Bur­glar on Face­book (the­sock­bur­glar) to read each of the bur­glar bios.

“The Sock Bur­glar is a book that can be en­joyed by any­one — both young and old,” Pa­tri­cia Mills, president of NEO Kids Foun­da­tion, said. “It is an in­cred­i­bly unique op­por­tu­nity for NEO Kids Foun­da­tion to part­ner with, given the lo­cal as­pect of the book. We are very ex­cited to be a part­ner with the Sock Bur­glar and grate­ful for Dr. Charette to have se­lected NEO Kids.”

Lo­cal doc­tor Yan­nick Charette has writ­ten a charm­ing book, the Sock Bur­glar. Join him for a book sign­ing on Satur­day, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chap­ters.

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