Dear Big, Mean, Ugly Monster

Dear Big, Mean, Ugly Monster



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ISBN-13: 9781587600722
Publisher: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Publication date: 11/15/2005
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 12 Years

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Dear Big, Mean, Ugly Monster 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
jeriannthacker on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Joe is afraid of the monster under his bed until he gets to know him and finds out how much they share in common.
adge73 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book when I got a glimpse of DiRocco's somewhat cutsie illustration style, but this book about how one child goes about banishing his demons is almost as much fun as Mercer Meyer's There Are Monsters Everywhere. When Joe becomes increasingly frustrated with the steps he has to take to protect himself from the monster under his bed, he decides to write the monster a letter. Then the monster writes back. The letters are my favorite part -- funny and childlike, in a good way. Families will enjoy.
MellyH More than 1 year ago
My five year old really enjoys this book. It is one of his favorites to read before bedtime. It is well written and the way it is written is really fun. The little boy and the monster write letters back and forth to each other. Great book for those who like monster books and for those who think monsters live under their beds!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A young boy fights his fear of monsters with words and wins a new friend in the process. Monsters are one of Joe's few fears, specifically the sharp-clawed, long-fanged one under his bed. Mom and Dad try to help with monster spray and a flashlight, but after dark, Joe still crosses his room on his furniture. A story gives Joe the idea of using words, and he leaves a note telling the creature to go away. The monster leaves one of his own, explaining himself and apologizing. But Joe is not appeased, still demanding that he leave. Now angry, the monster points out that it¹s Joe who¹s the mean one, with his monster spray and a light stick as weapons. This gives Joe pause. Over the next few notes the two realize they have much in common. DiRocco's illustrations are a treat. Expressive faces, a not- too-scary monster and a child¹s point of view all help children relate to Joe's predicament. Designed to give children one more weapon in their arsenal against their fears, this one will take its place beside the standards. (Picture book. 4-9)