Saturday, April 23, 2016
author: Stacey R. Campbell
average rating: 4.33
read at: 2016/04/23
date added: 2016/04/23
'Sock Monster' written by Stacey R. Campbell and illustrated by Elizabeth Thieme is a really fun read aloud kids book. It gives a lesson but so gently that the listener won't even mind.
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.
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