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Sock Monster Paperback – October 15, 2015
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Top Customer Reviews
Stacy R. Campbell has a flair for creating stories that keep you happily occupied and has now proven that her talents are versatile and that she can be a great children's book author as well.
The Sock Monster in this book is cute rather than scary and something that the kids will want to read over and over. If you have a little one in your life and are looking for a cute book to read with them, this is it.
Billy refuses to pick up after himself. His mother tells him a bedtime story about the Sock Monster, who comes to teach him a lesson.
Billy – he is a typical boy and his character illustration is adorable
Mommy – a very intuitive mom
The Highs and Lows
The Bedtime Story. How genius is this? Billy’s mom knows how to get to him in just the right way.
Billy. He is so stinking cute. I just want to scoop him up and keep him.
The Sock Monster. He is illustrated so comically and yet at the same time a little manically.
The End. The final page was hilarious. The look on the Sock Monster’s face said it all. It reminded me a little of Ally Brosh’s artwork from Hyperbole and a Half.
The Length. The story is told in a series of events that is short and clear for young readers. It is something they can read on their own.
The illustrator did a beautiful job of matching her artwork to Campbell’s story well. It is a perfect fit that tells the story both through the words and through the pictures. Billy and the Sock Monster’s expressions are priceless.
Recommendation – Buy, Borrow or Skip?
This is definitely a children’s book that should be bought. It would make an excellent stocking stuffer at this time of year!
Billy is a typical little boy with a messy room. When his mother asks him to clean up for the night, he does. Sort of. Things are out of sight, but not necessarily put where they need to be, so Billy's mom tells him a bedtime story about a creature that builds itself out of the laundry that doesn't make it into the hamper. When Billy finds a Sock Monster of his own living in his room, he does battle with it by finally doing what his mom asked him to do.
Billy has an active imagination, but he's a brave little guy. We see this in the opening page where he is battling an imaginary bear. The lesson about cleaning up is clear, but given in a fun way. The sock monster is hardly scary (except to Billy), but he gets the hint on how to defeat it.
The writing is cute and the illustrations are even more so. It's a book that kids will probably love and parents will too.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Gemelli Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
His mom tells him about the sock monster, a story he never heard before. The monster head is made of underwear and his arms of dirty socks.
The story works wonders, as it will with other children who hear the tale or read it.
I highly recommend this children's book. It is full of cute illustrations to accompany the text. The story gives your children an important life lesson and helps to make learning that lesson fun. We enjoyed reading this book together.
I received a copy of the book for review purposes. This review contains only my honest opinion which was not influenced in any way.
If you have kids or enjoy spending time with them, I'm sure you can see why this book appeals to little ones (ages 4 and up). I have a job where sometimes clients have to bring their children to meetings with my boss. Having a "super secret treasure chest" at my desk usually convinces the kids to hang out with me so their parents can concentrate on their meeting. Part of my treasure is this cute, cute book. Though my own kids are well past the age where I should be reminding them to pick up their clothes, I think maybe I need to read this book to them as well. 👹