Summary

Socks is one happy cat. He lives with a nice young couple called the Brickers who play with him, pet him, feed him treats, and always have a warm lap for him to sit in. Then a new baby joins the family. Suddenly, the Brickers are sharing their laps and love with Charles William, and Socks is getting into all sorts of trouble. He runs from a phantom dog, wrestles with Nana's best wig, and fights Old Taylor the tomcat for territory. But as Charles William grows, Socks discovers that he has a new best friend and a new way to be part of the family. A purr-fectly hilarious portrait of life with a baby from a cat's point of view.
©1973 Beverly Cleary (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"This is a hilarious book by Beverly Cleary...and Neil Patrick Harris does a slam-bang job of presenting it....Both children and adults will roar with laughter." (School Library Journal)
"Younger listeners (who may themselves feel misunderstood by the big people in their lives, especially after the arrival of a new sibling) will especially appreciate this perspective. Parents listening along will enjoy Cleary's sharp and humorous insights into family life." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By J. Moses on 06-08-18

A childhood favorite <br />

A cat's eye view of life, this story spans a feline lifetime. From humble beginnings as a "free kitten for sale" through all the trials and triumphs of life among the humans; Socks will win your heart.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Katie Parker on 08-06-18

Adored By My Six-Year-Old Twins...

This audiobook was a big hit for my first grade twin boys! Each of my sons has very different interests and finding an audiobook that both can agree on is challenging at times. This one not only resulted unanimous approval, but also some belly laughs. A win-win! Neil Patrick Harris is definitely a household name!

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