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Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!
What is a boy to think when a mischievous, spidery-legged, knobbly-kneed goblin shows up in his front yard? Full of curiosity, the young boy follows his strange new goblin friend a she squishes and squashes things, creeping and crawling through the house in search of something to eat.Children will delight in repeating the goblin's answers to the boy's questions. Why have y ...more
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Peachtree Publishers
(first published 2000)
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After reading this book, I would read it to pre-k age children to help them learn that sharing with others is a good thing. The boy keeps asking questions to the monster until the monster tells the boy what he wants and instead of the monster eating the boy, the boy shares his food with the monster. It is kind of a strange book, but will keep a child's attention because of the great pictures and rhymes.
The book contains rhyming structure. Its a question and response book, perfect for parents and their child. The illustrations are vivid, scary and full of strong details. The sentences are however placed in an odd angle which can be confusing to some children. The story is great for those children who are very interested in monsters. The book is very original compared to others.
Nov 15, 2011 Melanie rated it it was ok
A boy meets an odd looking goblin while playing with a ball outside of his house. Through a series of questions the young boy finds out that this goblin can march, crawl, squish and squash, knock out windows, grab and squeeze and above all else, is very, very, very hungry! You'll never guess what he wants to eat!
This book had a lot of rhyming words for children. It was a question and answer format which would be great for one on one reading. However, the words or sentences were angled very awkwardly which I found hard for children to read, for this reason I did not care for the book. I would recommend it only for older children in 2nd grade and up.
Aug 26, 2015 Raevin Jones rated it it was ok
I thought that this book was very short with little words. However it shows children about sharing and playing with other children even though they look different than us. I thought that the pictures are greatly illustrated and draws children to the book. This book teaches children about adjectives and how to use different words to describe words.
Malachy Doyle is the author of Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller and many other books for children. He lives in Donegal, Ireland.More about Malachy Doyle...