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A World Full of Monsters

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A long time ago, when my grandparents'
grandparents were growing up...
there weren't any electric lights,
there weren't any cars,
there weren't many big machines...
But there were "monsters!And lucky thing there were, for in that funny, old-fashioned world, monsters really kept things running. They fed the pigs on the farm and put out fires in the city. In school you might h
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1986)
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Karen
Jul 20, 2014 Karen rated it liked it
My five-year-old son picked this book out last week. This book kind of really just feels like an excuse to draw monsters and people from a past century or two. Somehow, I don't find thinking of odd noises as being very reassuring. But great illustrations!
Mattathias Westwood
A very strange book. It starts at a tale about "the old days"-- you know, when grandma walked uphill both ways to school, and monsters were omnipresent, benevolent, upstanding members of society. At the end, it swerves to its true purpose-- to convince children not to fear the monster under the bed, because he's probably just cleaning up dust bunnies or re-waxing the floor.

Marc Brown's illustrations are clever, with some great 19th century detail, but the monsters are disappointingly monotonous
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Heidi-Marie
I did not expect this to be a "lesson book." But it is very well done to help children with fears--especially fear of monsters (or the dark). Classic Marc Brown illustrations which make the monsters look friendly and fun. I like how they are involved in everything. It's a fun book just to look at.

8/3/10 & 8/5/10 I think this went well. Small group on Thu., but both seemed to be fine with it. Some kids even said they were afraid of monsters or other things. So I hope the ending helped out.
Casey
Sep 14, 2012 Casey rated it really liked it
Hannah read this book to us in class today, it was adorabele Could be read to kids afraid of those 'bumps in the night' to show that whatever spooks they think up are nice! I enjoyed it, and ended up punching the book on the page that describes how monsters aren't around very much anymore (there was on in the window of a building and I got him!)

Really enjoyed, would be a good book to have in a classroom.
Hannah Sheffield


This book would be great for primary grades. The pictures are very bright and colorful. This book could be good for story time or maybe even Halloween sense it is about monsters.
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