Glad Monster, Sad Monster

Ed Emberley‘s Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book about Feelings exhibits all the same traits that make There Was an Old Monster and Chicken Little so appealing: bright colors, goofy graphics, and, in this case, silly masks. This book made James hoot, holler, and roll around with glee. Kirkus Reviews: “Children who lack the vocabulary to distinguish the emotions they’re feeling may find some comfort in this book, which makes use of masks to unmask feelings. Each spread shows little brightly colored monsters acting out different emotions—pink monsters cut out valentines and bake cookies to express love, yellow monsters play ball and open birthday presents in the name of happiness—while a gatefold page reveals a big mask of whatever emotion is covered in that spread. The eyes and noses are punched out, so children can hold those pages up and ‘wear’ the mask… The book has a use, whether teaching the names of emotions, or helping children express them.” Giggle factor: so high you may not want to read this right before bed. Adult enjoyment: really, the laughter is infectious. Illustrations: four jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on September 16, 2010.

One Response to “Glad Monster, Sad Monster”

  1. […] If You’re a Monster and You Know It is the latest offering by the Emberley family, creators of Chicken Little, There Was an Old Monster, and Glad Monster, Sad Monster. (Sense a trend?) […]

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