The Monster That Ate My Socks by A. J. Cosmo

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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!  (-synopsis)The Monster That Ate My Socks

This fabulous children’s book answers the question of what happens to all those missing socks?  The little boy in the story wants to find out what happens to his missing socks so one night he pretends to be asleep and he finds out what happens.   A monster comes in and eats them!


His mom doesn’t believe him and actually gets mad that she has to keep buying him socks.  So he turns to his best friend Ryan.  Together the two of them set off to prove that monsters really do eat your socks.

This is a cute story written for a child who keeps losing socks.  The illustrations are beautifully drawn and are interesting to children.   I really liked the twist of what happens after the kids catch the monsters and learn about why they eat the socks.   It’s a great book for young children.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.




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