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The Blue Monster

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Soon it will be Anna's birthday, and all she wants is a puppy. When her parents say she can't have one, she rashly wishes for a monster instead. That very night a monster arrives! It is blue and enormous and very nice indeed. But even a nice monster can present problems, especially when it is not always wall behaved, and Anna has a hard time explaining its misdeeds. Full color.

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Overview

Soon it will be Anna's birthday, and all she wants is a puppy. When her parents say she can't have one, she rashly wishes for a monster instead. That very night a monster arrives! It is blue and enormous and very nice indeed. But even a nice monster can present problems, especially when it is not always wall behaved, and Anna has a hard time explaining its misdeeds. Full color.

When Anna's wish for a puppy for her birthday is denied by her parents, she wishes for a monster.

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K-Gr 3-This duo has produced a unique how-to-extort-a-dog-from-your-parents picture book. Anna wants a pet for her birthday. Receiving a resounding "no" from her parents, she voices her wish for a monster instead. That night she coaxes a big, blue, earringed, striped-gloved beast from under her bed. Over the next few days food disappears, furniture is broken, and a swimming pool is mysteriously emptied. Pretty soon, the child's parents cave in and the visiting monster, mission accomplished, bids adieu to Anna. Unzner's big watercolors will appeal to preschoolers, who will also like the pseudo-bittersweet ending. Kids, of course, won't be scared by this friendly and dumb creature, but adults-unlike Anna's parents-may question the deception involved in a child's getting her own way. That's the scary part.-John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558585560
  • Publisher: North-South Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.56 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

As a child, Christa Unzner filled mountains of paper with her drawings. After an apprenticeship to a window decorator, she went on to study design. She has illustrated many children's books, including young people's retelling of William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet. She lives with her husband in Nicaragua.

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