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Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Go Away, Big Green Monster! (original 1992; edition 1992)

by Ed Emberley

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Title:Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Authors:Ed Emberley
Info:Little, Brown and Company (1992), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Picture Books

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Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley (1992)



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A book is about a monster. As you turn the pages of the first half of the book the pages to reveal a monster, the second half of the book when you turn the pages it deconstructs to monster back to a black page.

This book teaches children that while something may seem big and scary really when all that it is a bunch of small parts that are not scary at all. It is also a lesson that can be applied to many situations throughout your life. I also believe there is power in telling the monster that it does not scare you and that it should go away. ( )
  fchloe1 | Mar 18, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 6, 2017 |
Go Away, Big Green Monster is a great bedtime story, typically for young children, my recommendation is early childhood. Children get to watch a monster come to life, but then they get so make him go away by flipping each page of the book, showing off their bravery. ( )
  MollyMcConaughey | Feb 28, 2017 |
flip book that constructs and deconstructs a monster for the reader.
5 book
  TUCC | Oct 31, 2016 |
This is a book about a monster and how he has a big scary face it uses body parts and colors to describe how scary he is. At the end of the book you are doing each page backwards and telling him to go away.
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I love how this book uses body parts and colors to describe the face of a monster.

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During October we are always reading this book with the children. We point to each part of the face that the book mentions. the children absolutely love this book!
We will also make big green monster pictures, we make monster masks that the kids can wear and pretend that they are monsters.
  billiemarie77 | Oct 26, 2016 |
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This is a great resource when talking about feelings. It is a fun good to utilize at Halloween time and monsters.
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Big Green Monster has two big yellow eyes
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The Big Green Monster slowly appears - and is a bit scary! Fortunately, the reader has the control to make the monster disappear again, one piece at a time, and at the end, tells the monster he's not welcome to come back until the reader is ready.
This is a great book for talking about body parts (at least, from the neck up) and colors. It's also a good piece for an overall theme about monsters and how to work with them.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316236535, Hardcover)

Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book and watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear! This lavish reissue features dramatic die-cut eyes and sparkling foil on the cover.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:33 -0400)

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Die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.

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