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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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This was one of my favorite books as child. A great read that can be appreciated for any age group. When I ran across it in my parents' home library I could not help myself not to read it! This brings back many bedtime memories and a classic to a 97' baby like myself! ( )
  Hkl46 | Apr 6, 2016 |
This is a book that breaks down the emotion of being scared. The way the book works takes the reader through building the monster and taking it apart. For the students that I work with, they liked being able to say the ending statement- and don't come back until I say to! This also helped us work on putting the story in order with the pictures from the story.
  ChristineKelly | Apr 4, 2016 |
This was the first book I read on my own!!!!! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
Genre: Fantasy
Media: watercolor
Summary: It is an interesting book! The author use paper to illustrate a monster. At last, the monster do go away!
Use: It will be a good book in an art class. The teacher can read it before class, and let students make their own monsters. The monsters can be in different. Students can create their monsters the way they like. ( )
  xye15 | Feb 24, 2016 |

The book is about a big green monster that slowly appears as the book is read. The monster starts out by showing its two big yellow eyes and gradually shows its entire face, including his scraggly purple hair. After the monster shows his entire face, he is asked to go away slowly, just like the way he appeared. In the end, the monster leaves and is told to never come back!

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As a child, I was always afraid of monsters or anything scary. This book would have shown me that you have to be brave and finally tell those scary thing to just go away!

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1. This is a story that I would definitely have to read on Halloween. I might have to dim the lights somehow and have a light just on the book to make the book seem scarier when reading it to my students.
2. Before I read the book, I would have my students draw me what they think a monster looks like and let the students judge on which monster looks the scariest. ( )
  MeganHeinrich | Jan 14, 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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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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