Sunday, June 16, 2013

Monster Hug!

Cover art for MONSTER HUG!

Author & Illustrator:   David Ezra Stein
Publisher:  G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Year:   2007
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   Booklist: "a cousin to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are"

Summary:  This is the day in the life of a monster sleep-over and playdate. The gorgeously excited drawings are so much fun and childlike, often not staying within the lines. I think my favorite might be "Monster Breath"! But when the monster parents show up, the playdate must end with a Monster Hug from the two friends.

Classroom Ideas: This book would be perfect for the youngest readers as they would see themselves in the two monster characters. It could open a discussion about friendship and appropriate behaviors.

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