Bibliographic Information: Emberley, E. (1992). Go away, big green monster! Boston: Little, Brown.
Brief Annotation: Readers identify the characteristics of the Big Green Monster as they scare him away piece by piece.
Grade Level: Preschool
Readers who will like this: Children who are learning body parts; children who are learning colors, children who like monsters
Rating/Response: 4 Created by fun cutouts, this book practices colors and body parts as readers face their fears by constructing and deconstructing the face of the Big Green Scary Monster.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Can you name all the features on your face?
Reading Strategy: Synthesizing
Rationale for Strategy: This book provides a fun and engaging introduction to reviewing parts of the face and colors. Along with other reading strategies, synthesising can get kids combing information they already know withe new facts that they have learned about facial features or colors from the story by putting the events in order.
Posted by: Sammi Keller