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Title:
Anthony, the perfect monster
Author:
DeCesare, Angelo.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Beginner Books, 1996.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Anthony has always been perfect, but starting school makes him feel like a perfect monster instead.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
170 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 2 Quiz: 21485 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9780679968450

9780679868453
Format :
Book

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Illustrated in full color. Anthony always does everything he's supposed to, from eating his spinach to wearing his raincoat--even when it's not raining! Then one day, Anthony cracks from the strain and, with one hiccup, becomes a horrible monster who rants, raves, and won't wear his raincoat no matter how nicely he's asked. When he turns back into a little boy, Anthony discovers that his family and friends still love him, because whether he's a perfect kid or a perfect monster, he's always perfectly himself.  


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2‘Anthony works hard at being an obedient, "perfect" child, but when he starts school, he has trouble fitting in and no one seems to like him. Overnight, he becomes cranky and angry and turns into a monster. He is disruptive and uncooperative, but now that he's not "perfect," his classmates welcome him. Stereotypical Anthony fails to engage readers' sympathy. DeCesare's cartoon illustrations feature characters who look like adults in children's clothes. Contrived and cliché-ridden, this tale is one that beginning readers can easily afford to pass up.‘Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.