I received this book for free from BEA - Book Expo in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Alien That Ate My Socks (Hoolie and the Hooligans, #1) by Brandon Dorman
Published by Shadow Mountain on September 6th 2016
Genres: Humorous Stories, Middle Grade
Source: BEA - Book Expo
A new series written and illustrated by the illustrator of the Fablehaven series, Brandon Dorman!
Meet the Hooligan brothers who are fun-loving, go-cart racing, up-for-anything boys, and they are expert pranksters! The school bully, Rock, picks on the boys, tries to out-prank them and especially tries to lay blame for his pranks on them. Enter a purple, blobby, friendly outer space alien. He's come to Earth to earn badges for his "extraterrestrial space scout" sash. The brothers name him Hoolie and quickly learn about his alien ways:Hoolie gets smelly when he’s hungry and that's how the boys know it's time to feed him. He eats clothes, especially socks. Mom and Dad don’t know what is going on originally, but then later on, when they become more involved in the situation, they figure out why the family socks are disappearing from the Hooligan house.He has a compartment in his belly, like Mary Poppins' carpetbag, that can somehow hold an endless supply of neat gizmos and gadgets.The boys can't communicate with him at first and rig up an electronic device to help them read Hoolie's mind.The Hooligan boys keep Hoolie a secret until he saves a neighborhood girl from a burning building, and the town befriends him. Then a team of mysterious strangers dressed in black who call themselves "Animal Control" arrive, but the Hooligan boys know this can't be true. The boys must resolve their problem with Rock, help Hoolie earn his merit badges on Earth, and help him find his way home before "Animal Control" captures him!
The Alien That Ate My Socks was a really cute book. I loved the quirkiness of the entire thing and it was like chaos but you would expect that if a giant purple alien showed up and eat all your socks and every other article of clothing that wasn’t attached to your body.
Henry, Hank and Hector are the Hooligan brothers. They love hash browns and are not a fan of the bully Rock, who picks on them all the time but don’t worry the Hooligan brothers know how to take care of themselves. During a race with Rock the 3 brothers find a purple monster and chaos breaks loose.
This is such a cute book and I really loved reading it in Henry’s POV. He is 8 and some of the stuff he says is very funny. The entire book has a lot of laugh out loud moments. This is one book I am going to make sure my daughter reads because I think she will love it. The book never stops and stuff just keeps happening. I love that every character has a part in the big purple guy not just the kids.
This is really such a fun book. Lots of action, adventure, humor and a great cast of characters. I really enjoyed this, I totally think you will too!Lots of action, adventure, humor and a great cast of characters. #Review ~ The Alien That Ate My Socks by Brandon Dorman Click To Tweet
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