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Eric!

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Most days everyone would agree that clumsy Eric is the opposite of a hero. But when a huge monster stomps down from the mountains, Eric might just get the chance to prove them all wrong...
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Red Fox (first published March 1st 2012)
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Mehsi
A so-so book, I didn't really like how all the villagers treated Eric. It was just sad to say such things to a young child. Even if he did a lot of things wrong, no need to call him names.
The monster was cute (but also sad).
Carly
Jan 18, 2013 Carly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really don't think I can possibly put into words how much I love this book! My daughter loves it too, but it is one of my personal favourites. I think the story has a great lesson for both adults and children alike. The story is of a little boy (who is adorable) called, Eric, who all his life has been called names and put down. Feeling pretty down in the dumps he wanders off, only to be put in the face of danger, because he thinks he actually is all those mean things people called him. But ...more
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Is this boy different to us? Is he actually stupid or is it just what the others say? Does he feel worthless or does he have the magic of self-belief? Well, it's a hilarious ride with a bit of both sides in powerful, sudden contrast. We are tickled and moved by the alternating perspectives. How clever we are is not as important as how boldly we live, how we relate to others and how much change we can bring.
Kristen
The story itself is a little too simplistic (everyone calls Eric names, when he faces the monster it turns out he was called names as well, so the two become friends) but it works for younger ones if you're looking for a book about name-calling. I found the narrator speaking directly to the reader at different points an interesting technique, so this could work as a mentor text for a writing exercise.
Judy
Feb 21, 2013 Judy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice illustrations. Monsters are hard to draw, especially when they have to be big and scary but also cuddly and endearing at the same time. This monster particularly excels in the latter department, but is satisfyingly huge also, and might be considered scary to a child. (I mean in a good way!) Interesting style with some different renderings of forest that kept me intrigued.
MaryMartin
May 20, 2012 MaryMartin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a monster comes down from the mountains towards Eric's small town, it is said that only a TWIT, NITWIT, DUMMY, DUNCE or a DOPE would go after it and save everyone. Well, that's exactly what Eric is, or so they all have been telling him all his life. So off Eric goes to save the town...
This picture book is so great, it has such a lovely message.
I adore it.
Suzy
Tim
Oct 31, 2014 Tim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
Eric has always been called a twit and stupid. But when I'm monster approaches his town, he hears that one would need to be a twit or stupid to stand up to the monster…
Chris
Feb 21, 2013 Chris rated it it was amazing
'The Gruffalo' meets 'There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom' this book was brilliant and an excellent addition to both the classroom bookshelf and to your own childs personal library.
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Very cute - not my favourite but a really cute monster..
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