When his family moves into an old house, Howard can’t sleep because he thinks there’s a monster under his bed, even though his mom insists there’s no such thing. Meanwhile, under Howard’s bed, a “non-existent” little monster is afraid because he hears a boy above his bed, but HIS mom is adamant that there’s no such thing!
When Small Blue wakes up in the dark of the night, she “thought of creepy… sneaky things” like gremlins and goblins. Spooked, she calls out to Big Brown for help.
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.