Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gimme an "M"

THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN by Tiffany Strelitz Haber with illustrations by Kirstie Edmunds (Holt, July 2012) opens by telling readers that monsters are Mean, Observant, Noisy, Super Strong, Tough to please, Envious, and Remarkable. One of the monsters loses his Mean one day, and disaster befalls him. Now is is in "onster." He is made fun of and picked on and ostracized. How can he ever hope to be a monster again? In rhythmic text, Haber lets readers know it is OK to be different. <81>

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