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The Monster Who Lost His Mean by Tiffany…

The Monster Who Lost His Mean

by Tiffany Strelitz Haber

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This is a wonderful book to read to elementary students. A monster looses his m (mean) and then goes by onster. He gets kicked out of the gang of bully monsters. Whenever he thinks of something mean he could do, he ends up doing something nice instead. He likes to play with children instead of scaring them. He lost popularity in his monster group, but it was replaced by acceptance from children. The central message of this book is standing up to peer pressure and how nice guys finish first. ( )
  SheenaAdcock | Apr 9, 2018 |
a little monster looses his mean and he thinks that that is a bad thing but realizes that he doesn't need his mean, when he has friends
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  TUCC | Jan 24, 2017 |
This book is about Onster, the monster who lost his mean. Onster gets teased by the other monsters so he searches for his "M." He can't find his "M" so he decides to act like a human instead. All of his human friends throw a surprise party for him and he realizes he never needed his "M" after all. I liked this book for two reasons. First, the illustrations do a great job of enhancing the story. For instance, on the first page it states that monsters dine on eyeball soup. The illustration shows a group of monsters pouring eyeball soup into their mouths. On page seven, the illustration shows Onster eating eyeball soup. Although the text did not mention eyeball soup again, the illustration helped maintain the dynamic of the story by showing it again. Second, I liked the use of language. For instance, "Boo hoo! Sigh sigh. The Onster's sad and starts to cry." The use of onomatopoeia provokes a certain voice in the reader's head. As you read the sentence, you read it with the emotion you associate it with. This allows the reader to connect with the character's feelings. The big idea is you may feel powerful when you are mean, but nothing is more rewarding than being kind to one another. ( )
  hollyjones | Sep 19, 2016 |
A book on in life you will get further and the reward will be greater if you do nice things for people. The greater things in life is having friends surround you
  allymeers | Sep 5, 2016 |
Letter M--Monsters are known for being mean. When he can't be mean, his friends decide to help him learn how to be mean. He soon finds out, he can't do it. This is a cute book that begins teaching children about acceptance. ( )
  Nikki.Windschitl | Feb 27, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805093753, Hardcover)

Everyone knows that the M in “monster” stands for MEAN. But what happens when a monster can’t be mean any more? Is he still a monster at all?

One young monster's attempts to live up to his name go hilariously awry as he discovers—with a little help from new friends—that it's not what you're called but who you are that counts.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:13 -0400)

Teased by the other monsters for being nice instead of mean, Onster prefers playing with children and helping them with their chores to frightening them.

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