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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:Storytime Collection, Your library
Rating:*****
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Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley (1992)

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Kids conquer their fears facing the green monster in this dicut metallic picture book. With each page turn, kids feel braver facing this giant but as they stand up against their fear the monster diminishes! This is a 5 year old favorite! It makes kids feel powerful and capable of conquering their fear. ( )
  KelseyDavison | Mar 16, 2014 |
Go Away, Big Green Monster! can help readers shed some light on how to get rid of their fear of monsters. The simplistic illustrations and pictures are easy to follow. I love the way that the book empowers the reader to tell the monster to go away until, "they say so."

I would use this story as a mentor text to address circular texts or to help students practice gaining their reading fluency. This story is also available in Spanish and would be a great addition to any classroom! ( )
  mheitz | Mar 3, 2014 |
I read this book as a kid! The bright foil pages and colorful illustrations make this book a unique approach for dealing with children who are afraid of things that go bump in the dark. A good read-aloud book for parents who want to teach their children healthy ways to manage their fear. ( )
  ekettner | Mar 1, 2014 |
I shared this book with a small class of 3rd-5th grade boys just for fun. It worked! They laughed as the monster came to life and then continued to chuckle as the reader chased the monster away. After the reading, a few of the students wanted to try creating such a "put-together" book. When considering creating such a book, much more thought goes into the pages even when the storyline is incredibly simple. That surprised the boys. Some of them still want to take on the challenge though. Especially if the finished product can create some laughter. ( )
  bschaffer | Feb 12, 2014 |
Summary: The Big Green Monster is one scary creature with its “big red mouth with sharp white teeth,” but he does not scare me! This is a funny description of the Big Green Monster who is slowly revealed, but then slowly sent away by the reader. I love that the way the book is done that each of the monster’s features are revealed one by one as they are introduced.
This book can be used as a mentor text to teach adjectives and other descriptive words. The story adds on more and more descriptions of this big green monster. Students can describe their own monsters or even themselves using lots of adjectives. A fun activity may be for the students to write descriptions of something, and trade with a partner who must draw out what they think the words describe.
  sakumoto | Nov 19, 2013 |
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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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:29:37 -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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