Book Review: The Gobberwobbly by Kate Buss

A young boy befriends a furry sock-eating monster in this quiet tale of childhood and growing up.

Who do you blame when all your socks go missing? It couldn’t possibly be that a ferocious sock-eating monster has snuck into your closet. But if one has and you manage to catch him, if you give him food and shelter and treat him kindly, he may just be tamed.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author through Librarything. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

The Gobberwobbly is a sock-eating monster that lives in the closet but is kind when you take care of him. He eventually grows up just like we do, though, and moves on. I wish I could find our Gobberwobbly!

This book teaches about being kind as well as learning to let go when it’s time. The illustrations are adorable and go well with the story.

About the Author

Kate Buss grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. She received a degree in art from the College of William and Mary. She has written and illustrated several of her own books and illustrated books for other authors. Kate lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with her husband and daughter.