Kat Socks published her first children's book, titled Pickles the Dog – Adopted in 2018. Her book became a number one best seller and award winning book in a short period of time. The second book in the series, titled Pickles the Dog - A Christmas Tradition was released in 2019. The third book in the series, titled Pickles the Dog - Goes to School was released in 2020.
Pickles is a real dog who was at an animal shelter in Minot, ND while the city experienced dangerous flooding in 2011. “She was returned to the animal shelter many times,” says Socks. “She just couldn’t adjust to a new home. Things weren’t looking good for her, so another animal shelter agreed to take her, and that’s when one of my family members adopted her.”
Socks says in the first book, she focused on Pickles adjusting to her newly adopted home. In the second book, Socks focused on family time with Pickles and showing ways they like to give during the holiday season. Socks incorporated a Midwestern tradition of hiding a pickle ornament on a Christmas tree, whoever finds it receives and extra gift. Hidden pickles can also be found throughout the pages. In the third book, Pickles and Kat head to school to learn about ways to deepen the connection between humans and animals. Socks donates a percentage of her sales to local animal shelters.
(Pickles with Ben Brick, Illustrator and Kat Socks, Author)