far would you go to avoid doing the thing you fear most?
In The Monster Who Ate My Peas, the narrator thinks he has
discovered the perfect method for making his dreaded peas disappear . . . a
monster who eats yucky foods, for a price.
But the boy soon learns that you must deal with the consequences of your
choices, and it’s easier to face your fears than to run from them.
boy’s dilemma is classic and heroic: He
needs to determine his values and assert his strength.
What is, on the surface, a fine tale for picky eaters becomes a fable
illustrating the kind of character strength that undergirds all important
decisions in life. This is one of
the best picture storybooks to come along in a while.
It’s told in spirited verse with wonderful vocabulary and wordplay, and
meter and rhyme (reminiscent of Dr. Seuss) that are a cut above the usual.”
rhymes flow, begging to be read aloud. Children
will clamor to hear this one again and again.”
--School Library Journal
with brilliantly rhyming text and illustrated with outlandish humor, this story
will drive home a point while making your child laugh out loud.”
. . full of action and fun. Large
characters with vivid expressions combine with the catchy story-rhyme to create
an endearing tale for both reader and listener alike.
Highly recommended for all libraries.”
in rhyme, this tale’s description of the monster is a wonderful example of
using adjectives to paint a picture. Students
will enjoy the marvelous illustrations. This
would be a good title to start a lesson on nutrition or on making choices and
is a hilarious book, not only for its clever, rhyming text, but also for the
wild illustrations. Kids will
certainly be able to relate.”
--OC Family, Newport Beach, CA
2003-2004 Young Hoosier Book Award
I Nominee, 2003-2004 Black-Eyed Susan Award (Maryland)
2003-2004 Show Me Readers Award
I Master List, 2003-2004 Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award
I Master List, 2003-2004 Virginia Young Readers' Choice Award
Adding to your Shelf, KIND (Kids in Nature’s Defense)
Nominee, Georgia Picture book Author of the Year, Georgia Writers.
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