Title: The Monster That Ate My Socks
Author: A.J. Cosmo
Genre: Children’s books
Publication Date: January 27, 2012
About the Book
A young boy, who is about to be grounded for going through so many socks, discovers that a monster has been eating them.
Max is a young boy who is constantly getting in trouble for his socks disappearing. He doesn’t know where they go, but he does know that if he doesn’t do something quickly his mom will ground him for summer. Max soon discovers that a little green monster is sneaking into his room at night and eating his sweaty socks. His mother, of course, doesn’t believe him, so Max calls on his best friend to come for a sleepover to catch the monster.
They devise a trap and capture the monster only to learn that the creature can speak. It hasn’t meant to cause any harm, it’s just trying to feed its family. The monster shows them his home and his three little children and begs the boys not to turn them over to the adults. Adults, he says, want to destroy monsters.
The boys are left in a pickle. Allow the monsters to be and get grounded, or turn the monsters in knowing what will happen to them? Neither idea seems good, so they come up with a new plan!
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
The Monster That Ate My Socks is a cute book for children about a monster that keeps eating the narrator’s socks. His mom doesn’t believe him, of course, so he and his best friend, Ryan, come up with a plan to catch the monster and end up with an ingenious solution to the problem.
A.J. Cosmo’s writing is easy to read and the illustrations are colorful and cute. The monsters are so ugly that they’re adorable. There is also a lesson plan at the end of the book which would be helpful for parents or teachers.
I think any child would enjoy The Monster That Ate My Socks. It’s funny and imaginative.
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