the moment Andy was born in the art room at summer camp,
the children fought over who would get to name him. And who
would blame them? With his cute button eyes, long eyelashes,
and stylish striped pants, who could resist? After much wrestling,
one girl finally stood victoriously holding the newly made sock
monkey over her head saying, "I dub thee Andy!" Andy
is a heartthrob and a hero. He has a quick mind and a way with
the ladies. But don't cross him, fellas. He's also got quite
a temper, which only comes out when he witnesses something wrong
done to his friends and loved ones.
is the oldest sock monkey among the bunch. She lived on a farm
and was a gift from an old friend. She carries herself with
elegance and grace befitting a lady with as much experience
as she has had. Whenever any of the sock monkeys need advice
or a shoulder to cry on, Lulu is there to comfort and impart
words of wisdom. Lulu's classic style earns her the honor of
being the most photographed sock monkey in the whole book, and
the coveted cover and back cover photos. The sock monkeys have
much to learn from Lulu.
was born one summer night while the moon was waning. He is the
goofiest sock monkey of all, often sticking his head in places
he probably shouldn't be in. All he cares about is that he gets
a laugh out of it, which he does most of the time. He enjoys
watching Mel Brooks movies and considers comedian Marty Feldman
his all time favorite actor.
is very devoted to her sock monkeys. During the day she brings
them jelly beans and at night before she goes to sleep, she
makes sure all the sock monkeys are tucked in perfectly under
the blankets. Just like the sock monkeys, Malaya is mischievous
and loves to climb trees. Unlike the sock monkeys, Malaya enjoys
splashing in the water.
is rock royalty. Some say she resembles a young Tina Turner,
others say her dad is Mick Jagger. Cherry just tosses her long
lustrous locks off her shoulders and bats her almond eyes. She
doesn't pay much attention to the papparazzi. "I know who
I am, and I'm proud of it. I was born in the art room at a New
England summer camp for elite girls. That's all I have to say."
Bo the Bush Boy is not a sock monkey. Unlike sock monkeys,
which are made of at least a pair of socks, Bo Bo is made up
of only one sock. Maybe this is why he's kind of a loner. Sure,
he's got some fabric scraps and big googly eyes, but none of
it can fill the void of the missing "other" sock.
Feared by children from the moment he was born in the art room
at summer camp, Bo Bo is often misunderstood.
is a very happy sock monkey. He likes to do cartwheels and hang
from his tail upside down. He wears big baggy overalls that
allow him to move his body anytime he has the urge to, which
is often. Coco is always up for any fun activity. Just ask him
to go with you on an errand or a trip, and he'll point to his
overalls and say, "Yes, yes, yes, yes!" Coco was a
gift from a dear friend, and he has a lot of stories to tell
about the places he's been before he came to live with Malaya
and the rest of the sock monkeys.