Book Talk: Go Away, Big Green Monster!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Good

go away big green monster book by ed emberly

Go Away, Big Green Monster!, by Ed Emberley, is one of our favorite books. I have to keep it hidden because I don’t want Joel ripping the monster’s nose off, but he loves this book and wants to read it every day. I love how the monster starts out with just eyes and then each page adds another facial feature. Because of this, Go Away, Big Green Monster! is a perfect book for teaching/learning about parts of a face. Your child can point to each new feature on the monster’s face and then on his or her own face. The colors are bright and vivid, making this book a great resource for teaching about color as well.

This book is also great for giving kids a tool for banishing the monsters in their own imaginations – just make them go away one step at a time!

Last week I wrote about a fun craft to do along with this book on Blissful Kids. Enjoy the book and the craft!

{ 1 comment }

1 erin November 3, 2008 at 12:38 pm

I love books – my daughter has torn and eaten her fair share, but she still loves them too! Thanks.

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