The Alien That Ate My Socks
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The Alien That Ate My Socks


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!

Title:The Alien That Ate My Socks
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

    The Alien That Ate My Socks Reviews

  • Shauna
    Aug 25, 2016

    This dare-turned into adventure-will thrill the entire family; especially any boys! Filled with mischief and lots of trash-talking these boys just want to help-- but who can they trust?LOVE! LOVE! LOV...

  • Michelle
    Sep 27, 2016

    My Review 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...

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Aug 18, 2016

    "The Alien That Ate My Socks" is the first book in a new series written and illustrated by Brandon Dorman. It is a fun read, that children will love. The Hooligan boys, Hank, Hector and Henry team up ...

  • Janice
    Sep 11, 2016

    Hank, Hector, and Henry, the Hooligan boys, are three brothers that like a good time. They also like to do the right thing. When they try to keep a prank from happening at school, they get blamed for ...

  • Amy
    Jan 07, 2017

    I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.I didn't really love this one, but I could see kids really devouring this book. It has the right amount of mischief that they seem to love. I...

  • Peggy
    Apr 04, 2016

    With whimsical language, fun family interactions, and laugh out loud antics, this is an inventive story about working together to save the little —er, big guy. With characters so likeable (Hooligan ...

  • Stacy Fetters
    Mar 13, 2017

    "Let's make like a bakery truck and haul buns home!!" Received from BEA Chicago 2016!!What would you do if you witnessed a giant purple blob sitting in the middle of the road? Probably what we would ...

  • Alexandra Hunter
    Sep 04, 2016

    I was invited to participate in the blog tour for Hoolie and the Hooligans: The Alien That Ate My Socks. I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The last time...

  • Matthew
    Aug 05, 2016

    Review copy provided by NetGalleyAs a fan of Brandon Dorman's illustration work, I was excited to see that he had written a book. He's been a part of many great fantasy series over the past few years....

  • Will Bean
    Sep 14, 2016

    I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book. Definitely a story for younger readers, but one that hit's a home run with that age group. Full of fun and some wackiness, but not too wacky. T...