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Title:
Little puppy and the big green monster
Author:
Wohnoutka, Mike, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
A puppy invites a monster to play with him, but soon discovers that the monster is not very good at such games as tag or hide-and-seek.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
BR Lexile.
ISBN:
9780823430642
Format :
Book

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Summary

"Who wants to play?" wonders Little Puppy. Everyone is either too busy, too lazy, too mean, or too boring. Then Little Puppy spies Big Green Monster reading on a bench. "I will play with him!" he declares. Big Green Monster has no interest in playing games or being friends with Little Puppy. He escapes to the peace and quiet of his bathtub. But when Little Puppy follows him home and takes a scary tumble, Big Green Monster immediately comes to the rescue--and finds that there might just be a place for this tiny dog in his giant heart.

With spare text and irresistible illustrations, Mike Wohnoutka tells the high-spirited story of an unlikely friendship that new readers, and their pals of all sizes, will love.nbsp;


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Delightful depictions of a naive puppy and a grumpy monster drive this story that strikes an emotional chord with very few words. Once the children have departed on the school bus, the pup, now alone, dismisses other potential playmates as being "too lazy," "too mean," and "too boring." Surprisingly, he is not dissuaded from trying to engage a seemingly unapproachable creature. The humor in this story, represented mainly through hilarious illustrations, is based on misinterpretation. The dog, clueless about the monster's true desire to read on a park bench, succeeds in getting the grumpster to play tag and hide and seek. Ultimately, he finds a place in the monster's bed and, of course, in his heart. This book will resonate with any child who has tried to convince an adult to abandon grownup concerns and just enter the world of childhood. Pair it with Suzanne Bloom's A Splendid Friend, Indeed (Boyds Mills, 2005) for discussions about "odd couple" friendships. This sweet story should claim a secure spot on most library shelves.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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