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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters by Dan Richards, illustrations by Robert Neubecker is a silly story about how monsters have just taken over this poor kid's life. He can't study, eat, play, or do anything because once you're friends with the monsters, they just don't leave you alone.  Until you get them to want to be friends with the next guy.
The pen and ink drawings on watercolor paper were colored on a Macintosh and are just delightful. With his trademark cartoon style, the illustrations bring out the monsters character and quirkiness.  I'll use this with the preschool set to second grade.  They'll appreciate the irony of being afraid of not being afraid of monsters.

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