A Monster is Coming! (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 2 Book)

A Monster is Coming! (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 2 Book)

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by David L. Harrison, Hans Wilhelm
     
 

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"Beginning readers who crave suspense will be drawn to this gentle spin on the 'Chicken Little' motif."—Kirkus Reviews

When Inchworm misunderstands a conversation between Mama Bug and her baby, he warns Toad who tells Rabbit. Rabbit tips off Mouse who alerts Fox. Before long they've concocted a monster of a rumor that is flat-out funny! This Step 2 story

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"Beginning readers who crave suspense will be drawn to this gentle spin on the 'Chicken Little' motif."—Kirkus Reviews

When Inchworm misunderstands a conversation between Mama Bug and her baby, he warns Toad who tells Rabbit. Rabbit tips off Mouse who alerts Fox. Before long they've concocted a monster of a rumor that is flat-out funny! This Step 2 story has basic vocabulary and short sentences. It is perfect for emergent readers.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Beginning readers who crave suspense will be drawn to this gentle spin on the "Chicken Little" motif. As a smiling Mama watches Baby Bug chomp on a leaf she says, "You eat like a monster," prompting a nearby inchworm to cry, "Monster! Inch for your lives!" He hides in leaves, although his bottom sticks out. Inchworm tells Toad, who unsuccessfully hides under a tree root and then spreads the news to Mouse. Mouse sends the alarm to Rabbit: "A hairy, horrible monster is coming!" Then Fox comes along and asks, "What is going on around here?" Hearing the answer, he dives into a hole. From her high chair on a branch, Baby Bug looks down at the animals, puzzled: "Why is everyone hiding?" When they advise her to "Fly for your life!" and say why, the little bug states, "I'm so hungry I could eat a monster." "Have you heard? Baby Bug ate the monster!" Inchworm shouts. The animals rejoice and Baby Bug happily eats another leaf. Wilhelm's expressive, cheerfully colored cartoon illustrations reflect the fact that there is nothing to fear and provide a lot of picture clues to help decode the clever, descriptive text. Offer this with Rebecca Emberley's Chicken Little (Roaring Brook, 2009) and Rafe Martin's Foolish Rabbit's Big Mistake (Putnum, 1985) for different ways to tell a similar story.—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375866777
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 2 Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
181,281
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

DAVID HARRISON has written over 70 books for children and adults, including the Steping into Reading titles, Wake Up, Sun!, Johnny Appleseed: My Story, and Paul Bunyan: My Story.

HANS WILHELM is one of America's foremost authors-illustrators of children's books. Many of his 200 books have been translated into 20 languages and have become successful animated television series that are enjoyed by children all over the world. His books have won numerous international awards and prizes. He is the author-illustrator of the popular stepped reader series Noodles (Scholastic).

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A Monster is Coming! (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 2 Book) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very fun read for my kindergartener. Very much based on the old game of telephone, where the story spins further and further out of control. Several new sight words for my slightly advanced reader to practice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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