- Age Range: 3 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 2
- Lexile Measure: 560 (What's this?)
- Library Binding: 40 pages
- Publisher: Templar (July 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076364787X
- ISBN-13: 978-0763647872
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.5 x 10.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #904,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Big Scary Monster Library Binding – July 13, 2010
$0.77 extra savings coupon applied at checkout.
Sorry. You are not eligible for this coupon.
See the Best Books of 2018 So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year so far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1–Big Scary Monster lives on top of a mountain and loves to jump out and surprise everyone with a cry of “Boo!” His friends begin hiding from him and he decides to look for new creatures to frighten. “So, off he went down the mountain. But as he walked, a strange thing happened.” The rocks, plants, and creatures become bigger, and he starts to feel small and vulnerable. After he gets scared by a huge rabbit that looms over him, shouting, “Boo!” he scurries back up the mountain, where he is startled by his old friends. Grateful to see them again, he forgets all about being big and threatening. The full-spread watercolor illustrations in deep colors add to the “scary” element of the story. As the Big Scary Monster is traveling down the mountain or up, the art is minimal, showing just the character and the rocks and plants on a white background. The style of these pictures will give young readers an early lesson in perspective. Great as a read-aloud, this book will engage young monster lovers.Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
Thomas Docherty has written and illustrated a number of children’s books, including LITTLE BOAT and TO THE BEACH, which has been short-listed for the 2009 Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in the west of England.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
We find out rather quickly that this monster is deserving of the title ... at least according to all the small animals who live near him. He gets his kicks by hiding quietly and then leaping out when they least expect it, yelling "Boo!" in his loudest voice. While this might be hilarious to him, the others do not share his sentiments. Their solution is to start hiding - if he can't find them, no awful scaring.
The animals become quite adept at hiding from the monster and he, in turn, becomes quite bored. Not only is there not anyone to scare, but there also isn't anyone to talk to. It is a lonely existence. Do you think the monster learns his lesson and ceases his scare tactics? Nope. He looks down from the big mountain where he resides and notices many other small animals at the bottom. Fresh meat to scare! He heads down with a big smile on his face.
As he tromps down the hill, those small things appear much larger as he approaches. The plants and rocks are towering over him and the creatures aren't the least bit small! The monster is the tiniest thing around and never felt so small and scared in his entire life. His heart pounding, the monster crouches behind a large rock to catch his breath. Suddenly, the "large rock" turns around and says "Boo!" Terrified, he beats a hasty retreat back to his corner of the world,
Now that the monster knows what it feels like to be the hunted, will he make an effort to be nicer to the other animals? A resounding YES! He has learned his lesson the hard way and he works diligently to become the big friendly monster instead. This book is a fun way to teach your children how to put yourself in someone else's place to understand the havoc you are wreaking. Thanks, big blue monster!