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Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Ed Emberly
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Oct. 2001, Oct. 2000

Synopsis: In the first half of this fear-dispelling book, graphically distinctive die-cut pages reveal, bit by bit, a monster with harp white teethand craggly purple hair. The process is then reversed as the text commands each scary feature to go away, until there is nothing left but a black page instructing "Don't Come Back!"

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  During, or before, the reading, make cut-outs like the one in the book that the children can stack to make their own monster.
•  Make a scary (or not!) monster mask with paper plates.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!