Anthony, the Perfect Monster (I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series)

Anthony, the Perfect Monster (I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series)

by Angelo DeCesare
     
 

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Illustrated in full color. Anthony always does everything he's supposed to, from eating his spinach to wearing his raincoat—even when it's not raining! Then one day, Anthony cracks from the strain and, with one hiccup, becomes a horrible monster who rants, raves, and won't wear his raincoat no matter how nicely he's asked. When he turns back into a little boy,… See more details below

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Illustrated in full color. Anthony always does everything he's supposed to, from eating his spinach to wearing his raincoat—even when it's not raining! Then one day, Anthony cracks from the strain and, with one hiccup, becomes a horrible monster who rants, raves, and won't wear his raincoat no matter how nicely he's asked. When he turns back into a little boy, Anthony discovers that his family and friends still love him, because whether he's a perfect kid or a perfect monster, he's always perfectly himself.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2Anthony works hard at being an obedient, "perfect" child, but when he starts school, he has trouble fitting in and no one seems to like him. Overnight, he becomes cranky and angry and turns into a monster. He is disruptive and uncooperative, but now that he's not "perfect," his classmates welcome him. Stereotypical Anthony fails to engage readers' sympathy. DeCesare's cartoon illustrations feature characters who look like adults in children's clothes. Contrived and clich-ridden, this tale is one that beginning readers can easily afford to pass up.Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679968450
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Series:
I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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