Book review: The Monster That Ate My Socks by A.J. Cosmo

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

Book Description:

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!

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A.J. Cosmo’s stories are crafted to help parents teach their children simple everyday lessons in an easy to understand manner. By artfully marrying beautiful illustrations and language, children are challenged to
explore his magical worlds. Written for the transitional reader, A.J.’s stories allow your child to develop and master a new level of reading.

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The Monster That Ate My Socks is a charming little story with likeable characters and a funny monster.  The writing style was pleasant and easy to understand, with short sentences that encourage young readers who don’t like to read.  The illustrations were colourful and attractive and would be perfect for a bedtime story.  I found myself smiling throughout the book and I even laughed out loud at one point!  I look forward to reading A.J.’s next story!

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