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How would you like being called a Monster? John and Shea have done it again (previously: I Will Chomp You!) with another perfect read aloud for the storytime crowd. This time, John plays with stereotypes as the monster (or, AHEM, Floyd Peterson) makes his case for why labels sting so much--not without a few hilarious sound effects and Shea’s wonderfully vibrant, expressive illustrations. I dare you to read this without giggling. Just try.
The talented creators of I Will Chomp You brilliantly frame the struggle to buck stereotypes and learn empathy in this monster's hilarious lament. Floyd Peterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth-- why can't people just see him for him? Jory John and Bob Shea have struck gold in creating a knee-slapping, read-it-again story that will start a valuable discussion about how we treat others and how it feels to be seen as "different.
About the Author
JORY JOHN is an author, journalist, and educator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the creator and coauthor of the bestselling All My Friends Are Dead. For ten years, Jory worked as a seasonal camp counselor at a performing-arts and circus camp, where he taught songwriting, guitar, juggling, and writing. BOB SHEA has over a dozen picture books to his credit, including the popular Dinosaur Vs. series, which he writes and illustrates, and the cult favorite Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. His characters and animations have appeared on Nick Jr., Playhouse Disney, and PBS Kids. Bob spends his days writing, drawing, and having "conversations" with NPR.
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