Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Similar to Nighty Night, Little Green Monster, Go Away, Big Green Monster! uses clever die-cuts that gradually reveal more and more facial features of the big green monster, before slowly making them disappear again — and ends off with a killer line to boot. Thus, Ed Emberley has created a classic picture book that allows kids ample first-hand practice in the fine art of shooing monsters away.


While the text is simple enough for toddlers, even older kids will appreciate the highly entertaining and original concept. Although, do note that some kids (not mine, though) may find the green monster face scary, so read at your own discretion.

p.s. I was stumped when the first question my daughter asked after we read it twice in a row was, “Why the green monster has no legs and no body, mama?” — touché.

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