Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed EmberleyOriginally published in 1992, and then republished in this revised edition in 2005, author/illustrator Ed Emberleys Go Away, Big Green Monster is a classic reassurance tale for young toddlers. Describing the various features of the eponymous green monster, from his big yellow eyes to his red mouth with its sharp white teeth, the text is paired with vividly colorful artwork, created using bright hues in simple shapes, on a deep black page. There are die-cuts, that allow the monsters face to slowly be built up, as the pages turn. Midway through the book, the narrator declares that the big green monster doesnt scare him, and slowly he is disassembled again...
With his simple build up and then take down narrative, Emberley captures the fear that monsters (and the idea of monsters) can evoke in young children, while empowering those same children to conquer their fear, by giving them the power (at least in the book) to banish said monsters. The artwork and book design are incredibly well done, perfectly matched with the text, and perfectly capturing the build up/take down narrative. Its easy to see why this one has become such a contemporary classic! My only question, after finishing the book, is about the revisions mentioned on the colophon. What distinguishes this 2005 edition from the original 1992 one? Im not sure I feel motivated enough to track down an original edition, but I did wonder. Recommended to anyone looking for childrens stories that address fears of monsters in a creative and artistic way.
GO AWAY BIG GREEN MONSTER
Need a fun, quick read to get your kids and you smiling? Try my favorite monster book:. This one is so entertaining with the layering and how it works so perfectly building up the monster, then taking him away again. Simple, but brilliant! Literacy Activity.
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KidsSoup literacy activities engage children in conversations about language and literature in fun and develomentally appropriate ways. Each literacy activity is correlated to Kindergarten Common Core Standards and includes detailed points of discussion with guiding questions written in child-friendly language. Supplemental materials are provided to support group discussion and extend learning. Go Away, Big Green Monster! During and after reading, children answer questions and categorize vocabulary words. Print Concepts: Children understand that stories are made up of words.
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proofs from the book 4th edition