Nighty Night, Little Green Monster

Ed Emberley. Little, Brown/LB Kids, $8.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-316-21041-6
Twenty years after Go Away, Big Green Monster! Emberley uses die-cuts to introduce readers to a new monster, and this one’s much younger (and far less scary) than its predecessor. As with the earlier book, the die-cuts accumulate to reveal the monster at the halfway point of the book, with Emberley highlighting colorful body parts (“a little red smiley mouth,” “one little curly purple hair”) along the way. During the second half, the appearance of sparkly die-cut stars signals bedtime, and readers can bid good night to each monster body part as the book moves toward a sweet dreams ending. Just the thing for children to wind down with after a candy-fueled Halloween night. Ages 3–6. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 07/22/2013
Release date: 08/06/2013
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