The Monster That Ate My Socks
by A.J. Cosmo
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!
The Monster That Ate My Socks is a very cute book written for younger elementary aged children. It is full of colorful pictures and great vocabulary boosting text. It would make a great read aloud for children who are not yet reading or a great level 2 reader for those who are ready for a little bit of a challenge.
A monster has been eating a little boy’s dirty socks, and his mother is not too happy about the socks disappearing. What is a boy to do? Moms don’t believe in sock-eating monsters! He’s got to convince the monster to stop eating his socks. But a monster has to eat. With the help of his friend Ryan, the little boy comes up with a creative way to stop all of his socks from being devoured by the monster family.
This book is great! I love that there is a lesson plan included. This makes it very easy for teachers and parents to share a great language arts lesson with their children without taking the fun away. Learning should be fun, and The Monster That Ate My Socks definitely fits the fun bill!
I highly recommend this book!