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Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
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Feb 27, 11

bookshelves: picture-books, lib-lew, storytime
Read in February, 2011

This was recommended in A Family of Readers in the scary book essay. When I saw it at the library, I brought it home based on that recommendation, and the sparkles on the cover helped, too. I really liked two things about this book. First, I liked how the cut outs are designed to make the monster appear and disappear. Second, I like the control the reader (or listener) has over the monster, even though it is scary. I agree with the essay I read that discussed how this makes this book scary, but in a safe way, similar to Where the Wild Things Are, where Max controls the wild things. Natalie asked to read it from the stack, then wanted it again immediately. She asked to hear it again later that night, too. This one might be worth the investment to buy.

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