Quit Calling Me A Monster!

Quit Calling Me A Monster!

Book - 2016
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The talented creators of I Will Chomp You! brilliantly frame the struggle to buck stereotypes and learn empathy in this monster's hilarious lament.

Floyd Peterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth--
why can't people just see him for him ? Jory John and Bob Shea have struck gold in creating a knee-slapping, read-it-again story that will start a valuable discussion about how we treat others and how it feels to be seen as "different."
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780385389907
Branch Call Number: E JOHN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Shea, Bob - Illustrator

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DBRL_KatieL Jan 09, 2017

Adorable, both in text and illustration. I started just skimming the book and laughed several times, prompting me to go back and read it though.
Narrated in first person by Floyd Peterson, a monster who doesn't like being called a Monster. The first part of the book is Floyd denying his monster status, even though he has a huge toothy smile that glows in the dark, howls at the moon, and hides in various places. Turns out he has excellent manners, and if you refer to him by his name is will no longer roar, or growl.
I can not wait to use this in story time.

KimG_KCMO Oct 13, 2016

Made me laugh out loud in my office!

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navy_mallard_0 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 11

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