I Need My Monster
Ethan felt as though Gabe was there to protect him at night and when Gabe was gone Ethan did not feel the same way. I could see myself using this story in my classroom because I really liked how it used vivid language.
I also like how it shows younger kids that not all monsters are scary! The images in this story are very bright and colorful. I found the pictures to enhance the story and make it more enjoyable to read. I really liked how the descriptive language in the story matched the pictures perfectly.
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It makes it easy for the reader to picture what the monster looks like when they have a vivid picture and description! You must be logged in to post a comment. Skip to content. Home Sample Page.
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Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Analysis: The language in this book is very descriptive and uses a great amount of details when describing how the monsters look. Interdisciplinary Connections: The descriptive adjectives that describe the monsters in the story are very vivid! Other Information: The story sends the message of protection.
Illustration: The images in this story are very bright and colorful. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. When Gabe returns sooner than expected from his fishing trip, Ethan is thrilled.
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It turns out that Gabe didn't enjoy fishing because the fish scared too easily. This debut picture book for both author and illustrator offers a droll take on the monster-under-the-bed theme.
Ethan is distressed when he peers under the mattress for his monster but finds only a note: Gone fishing. How can he fall asleep without Gabe's ragged breathing. His nose-whistling.
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The scrabbling of his uncut claws and the spooky green ooze he emits? Concluding that he needs a substitute, the bug-eyed boy knocks on the floorboards to summon one, but the beasts that appear one by one aren't sufficiently menacing The whole point of having a monster, after all, was to keep me in bed, imagining all the scary stuff that could happen if I got out. Ethan engages in spry repartee with the monsters he rejects before Gabe reappears, having cut short his trip.
Dramatic in perspective, McWilliam's exaggerated, digitally colored art renders the monsters in a spectrum of neon hues and outlandish shapes. The collaborators ably balance some bedtime chills with humor, and Ethan's enthusiasm for his monster should prove infectious.