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By: Scott Valentine

The Phantom Sock Eater

Pages: 40 Ratings: 5.0
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Have you ever woken up in the morning to find that your socks have gone missing? You’ve searched high and low for them, only to wonder if The Phantom Sock Eater has taken them. Maybe he’s eaten them or maybe you just haven’t looked hard enough for your socks.


You could make a fiendish plan to catch him if you can, but you would have to stay awake, and that might be difficult especially if you are tired. Maybe trust your kitty cat to protect your socks, and he will keep a watchful eye as he looks towards the moonlit sky. So when you go to bed, make sure that your socks are safely put away in the sock drawer, and sleep well because you never know when the hungry phantom will come a-calling.

Scott Valentine was born and raised in the town of Marlow and continues to live in Buckinghamshire. He is married and has a daughter.


For much of his working life, Scott has been affiliated with the IT industry. It was while working away from home, stuck in B&Bs and commuting on planes and trains, that he decided to write The Phantom Sock Eater, the inspiration coming from his own childhood. His mother used to tell him about the phantom every time he couldn’t find his socks in the morning. Now a parent himself, Scott has told the same story to his daughter – when you lose your socks, it might just be that phantom. You never know.

Customer Reviews
5.0
7 reviews
7 reviews
  • Kea Doyle

    I bought my 3 year old daughter this book for Christmas. She loves it, I also enjoy reading it which is great!

  • Amazon Customer

    I loved sharing this book with my friend’s little girl. I’m sure kids and grownups alike will enjoy getting to know the various characters that come to life in this enchanting story about the phantom sock eater.

  • P. Phillips

    Imaginative story, highly entertaining, very cleverly written and beautifully illustrated. I highly recommend this book! My son enjoyed this immensely…..can’t wait for the next publication from this author!

  • Dominic Stott

    My little boy loves this! Keeps him entertained and I enjoy reading it to him!
    Great story! Definitely recommend.
    (Admittedly you find yourself overdoing the Scottish accent which the little one doesn’t enjoy my attempt quite as much! Haha).

  • Judstar

    My 5 year old son absolutely loves this story (and so do I)… this author is the next Julia Donaldson!

  • gh

    Very much enjoyed reading this to my grandson.

  • PhilD

    What a fabulous little book, my kids both enjoyed reading this. A ‘must have’ for every nipper.

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