Quit Calling Me a Monster

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Author
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Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers 2016
Curriculum
Character-Building Curriculum

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."--from the publisher

40 pages      978-0385389907    Ages 3-6

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One look...that's all it took... and they knew they were dealing with a monster.  See those claws, the horns, the wild eyes and the fangs?  Yep, we're dealing with a monster.  But how does it feel to be called "monster?"

Just because this hairy guy with the long toenails and crazy hair looks different doesn't make it okay to call him names.

So meet this monster.  He has had enough of having his feelings hurt and being called names.  He wants everyone to know he is sensitive and doesn't like being treated like he is different from everyone else.

Hilarious book that will wake up the little monster in everyone and help them see how it feels to walk in someone else's claws.

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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