What Do You Do When a Monster Says Boo?

What Do You Do When a Monster Says Boo?

by Hope Vestergaard, Maggie Smith
     
 

The best thing to do when a monster says,"BOO!"

Is hold out your hand and say, "How do you do?"

The monster in this book will be familiar to all older siblings�a little sister, throwing tantrums and pestering her older brother. In delightful rhyme and rhythm, What Do You Do? offers wit and wisdom for every scenario of monster misbehavior. More

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The best thing to do when a monster says,"BOO!"

Is hold out your hand and say, "How do you do?"

The monster in this book will be familiar to all older siblings�a little sister, throwing tantrums and pestering her older brother. In delightful rhyme and rhythm, What Do You Do? offers wit and wisdom for every scenario of monster misbehavior. More playful than your average sibling book, this is perfect for family reading; kids will enjoy the naughty alternatives presented before the loving solutions, and parents will appreciate the advice about getting along.

Author Biography: Hope Vestergaard is the author of several picture books, including Wake Up, Mama! and Driving Daddy. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Maggie Smith has illustrated many books for children, including Good Thing You�re Not an Octopus! by Julie Markes. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-The monster in this book is an annoying little sister who throws things, has tantrums, and could drive any big brother to distraction. In rhyming text and playful illustrations, the story shows the ways this big brother could react, and then a more positive way to respond. "What do you do when a monster pulls hair?/Show it your teeth and pretend that you'll bite?/Forget all your manners and start a big fight?" "No, no NO! The best thing to do when a monster pulls hair/Is find its soft tummy and tickle it there." The pictures are colorful and bold, with art and text dividing the pages into interesting angles. The over-the-top antics of this little "monster" and her brother's responses will delight children.-Shelley B. Sutherland, Niles Public Library, IL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Older brothers stuck with a monster-like little sister have much to tolerate. In this parallel picture book, older brother keeps his cool with a variety of responses to a little sister's outrageous behavior by turning his wishfully naughty responses into acceptable solutions. "What do you do when a monster pulls hair? / Show it your teeth and pretend that you'll bite? / Forget all your manners and start a big fight? / No, no, NO! / The best thing to do when a monster pulls hair / is find its soft tummy and tickle it there." Smith's bright, cheerfully colored illustrations augment the rhyming text for each scenario presented, from stinky breath to a roaring tantrum. While most would just love to react negatively or be left alone, this brother demonstrates how to respond politely, calmly and even with care and love. A fun-loving read for both impatient and pesky siblings learning to live together. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525477372
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/17/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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