“This book is fun, simple and engaging for the 2/3-year-old crowd. I like it because of its simplicity with both pictures and words. Even with reading it for the first time, a young child can predict the words and begin to tell the story themselves, putting them in charge!”see full review » see other reviews »
“This book is fun, simple and engaging for the 2/3-year-old crowd. I like it because of its simplicity with both pictures and words. Even with reading it for the first time, a young child can predict the words and begin to tell the story themselves, putting them in charge!”Elizabeth M. Troisi wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A book my parents read to me as a kid! I loved it it brought back so many memories! I read it for our project! ”Kaitlyn wrote this review Tuesday, February 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Awards: Parents’ Choice Gold Award
Grade: K through 1st Grade
Summary: This book is about a big green monster who I think is supposed to represent children’s nightmares. Each page describes another feature of the big green monster’s face. The first page says “Big Green Monster has two big yellow eyes”. The illustration is of two big yellow eyes and a pitch black background. Each page after that describes another part of the monster, and that feature being illustrated in the picture. For example, the page after the first says that the monster has a long bluish-greenish nose. Since we have already established that the monster has eyes, the picture is the same except now, a long bluish-greenish nose is added to it. After the full monster is revealed (with a big red mouth, sharp white teeth, two little squiggly ears, scraggly purple hair, and a big scary green face), the author’s voice comes in and says “But…YOU DON’T SCARE ME! So GO AWAY, scraggly purple hair!”On this page, the scraggly purple hair isn’t in the picture. When the author says “GO AWAY, two little squiggly ears!”, the ears disappear on the next page. Bit and bits of the monster are gone with every page until there is nothing on the page.
Review: This book is a great book because it is also made out of cut-outs. This specialization makes it a fun and enjoyable book. The children will get a kick of how parts of the monster just “disappear”. I think that the purpose of this book is to show children that making monsters disappear can be just that easy. Emberly is trying to show in this book that we are braver than them, and that monsters are just trying to scare us. If we let them scare us, then we will be scared. If we don’t let them scare us, then they won’t. This book is so great because children can relate. They probably all have nightmares some nights; I certainly did. This book teaches children how to be brave and strong to stand up to the scary monsters that we see. Another great feature of this book is that it is very descriptive. Emberly could have made the nose and teeth and eyes go away. Instead, she made the BLUEISH-GREENISH eyes, SHARP WHITE teeth, and BIG YELLOW eyes go away.
Uses in the Classroom:
To check for fluency, the educator can ask the children to read along with her. I think this is very doable; the book is an easy-read (less than ten words on each page).
To check for reading comprehension, the educator can set up several activities. The main idea of this book is that we can scare or “make” monsters go away. At the end of the teacher, the educator might ask the students what they would do the next time they “see” a monster again. ***A really great activity would be to make a book like Emberly’s. This would be a great arts and crafts activity. The children could then draw how their monster looks like.
Vocabulary: Though this book does not contain much vocabulary, it IS very descriptive. Ask the children to describe their monster in as many words as possible. His can help them practice describing things in more than one word. ***his can also be done with other objects. They could even describe each other (a very friendly and positive activity).
“Each page describes a part of the monster's face, beginning with the big yellow eyes.
Turn the page and you see a long bluish-greenish nose has been added, then a big red mouth with sharp white teeth, ending with a big scary face. The reader then says: "You don't scare me!" and says go away scraggly purple hair, then two little squiggly ears then long bluish-greenish nose, until the monster is gone! Very cute, not too scary. Great as a flannelboard.”
“Don't be scared of monsters. You can make them go away if you want to.”Biblioenebral wrote this review Friday, September 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Big Green Monster has two yellow eyes, a long bluish-greenish nose, and two little squiggly ears. As you turn the pages of this book the die-cut paper gradually brings the big green monster to life. But don’t worry, the Big Green Monster doesn’t scare you because you can turn the pages and watch as the monster disappears feature by feature, “Go away, Big Green Monster!”
Emberley uses simple and colorful shapes and die-cuts set to create the kind of scary, kind of silly Big Green Monster. The first half of the book has illustrations set against a glossy black background, while the second uses a variety of bright colors to highlight each vanishing element. The text is very short and descriptive, just a few words per page. The colors and body parts introduced in the first half of the book are repeated in the second half as the reader is encouraged to shout, “Go away!” to each feature.
Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day: http://picturebookaday.blogspot.com/2012/07/book-187-go-away-big-green-monster-by.html”
“A fun story about a green scary monster and how the reader starts to not be afraid of the monster anymore and as you read the monster slowing becomes nothing.
“A cute book that tries to get a big, green monster to go away. Each page focuses on a new part of the monster, like his nose, his teeth, and so on. This makes the book even more interesting and fun to read. ”Kimberly A. Lursen wrote this review Sunday, June 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a story that targets the concept of recognizing colors, as well as helping children predict what might happen next. The big, green monster in this book is put together as the child turns the pages, one piece at a time. As each page is turned, the monster’s eyes, nose, mouth, and teeth, help to complete his face, each one being a different color. Children can then make the monster go away by turning pages, helping children to cope with fears. ”Kathy Masloski wrote this review Wednesday, June 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cute book that builds a scarry monster with shapes and colors and then takes the Monster apart at the end of the book and tells him to go away and not come back. Can also help children with their fears.”JoDee wrote this review Wednesday, June 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No