• by Beverly Cleary
  • Narrated by Neil Patrick Harris
  • 1 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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Sweet but slow story

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The adults liked this one, but the 5 and 7 year old got bored!

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- H. Day

Great listen for all

Really good book to listen to in the car with the family. My boys loved to hear this one over and over again. Great narration and, of course, great story about a cat and all his funny escapades in life from a kitten to the introduction of a new baby in the household.

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- Gingerbread Fred

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2008
  • Publisher: HarperAudio