Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Go Away, Big Green Monster!


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This classic interactive book that has been helping children chase away nighttime fears for 25 years is perfect for Halloween—and all-year round!

Caldecott Award-winner Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to overcome bedtime frights. As kids turn the die-cut pages of this vibrantly illustrated book, they'll watch the Big Green Monster grow before their very eyes. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear!

Ed Emberley's groundbreaking book about mastering fear and emotion through play and imagination has been a bestselling favorite for decades and feels as fresh and innovative today as it did 25 years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316236539
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 04/01/1993
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 19,555
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Ed Emberley is the illustrator and author of over 80 books, including the bestselling Go Away, Big Green Monster! and his enormously popular Drawing Book series. He has received many awards and accolades, including a Caldecott Honor in 1967 and a Caldecott Medal in 1968. Ed lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts, with his family. You can visit him online at edemberley.com.

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Go Away, Big Green Monster! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Tex-MexVietnam More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love this book!!! I bought it for my 10 year old son when his was in pre-school and just bought another one for my almost 3 year old niece. She has been scared of monsters and she loved this book. So cute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old and my 4 year old love this book. Because of this book my 2 year old says go away big green monster yellow eyes to his brother whenever he is picking on him and it is so funny.
Desert-Dwellers More than 1 year ago
My daughters love this book! I would recommend this book for girls and boys. It's very colorful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I work in a preschool, and the kids simply go crazy when we read it. They love the pictures, and shouting 'Go Away' when the time comes in the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son wanted to read it right away. He wanted it again and again. The same day, he read it back to us with character. His most requested book to date, this playful and interactive book gives children control over how much, or how little, 'big scary green monster' a child wants to see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a one year old boy. He loves this book. He reads along by growling and grunting for every page. We love to read it to him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 3-year old son absolutely loves this book! He 'reads' the entire thing now and looks at it over and over again, giggling the whole time. This is my fourth time buying this book as a birthday present for a nephew. From what I hear, this has become a favorite for each person we've given it to as well.
raizel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended during a discussion of scary books. The cutouts in the pages gradually get bigger to reveal all of the face of a monster. But then they get smaller as the narrator tells e,ach part to go away. Finally, when everything is gone, the last words show that the narrator has gained control of the monster and, therefore, his fear. Lots of bright colors and very simple design The monster is not really gross or scary.
ambourg7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was fun to read. I read it to my Pre-K class and they absolutely loved it. The book was colorful and very descriptive. This book allowed the children to see the monster being build by the turn of the beginning pages. After the monster was build each page took away a piece of the monster. It allowed the children to tell the monster to go away and that they werent afraid of monsters.
mmontet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The reader of this book builds the monster as the pages turn, and then tells the monster to go away. The monster goes away page by page, little by little.
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book uses die cuts to reveal and then hide a semi-scary monster. It's a good, interactive design that would be a really fun lap-sit storytime title. It's also interesting psychologically, giving kids a chance to uncover a monster (who is really not that scary, even by little-kid standards) and then tell him to "GO AWAY!" It's giving kids agency over the things that (may) frighten them and it's actually kind of simple and brilliant.
arielaver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book for anyone who has ever been scared of anything.
jcofsky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book allows readers to build up a monster starting with his eyes, all the way to his hair, page by page. But then, readers can un-build the monster probing that it's not scary. This finishes with the last line of the book being "and don't come back! Until I say so."
NSCCPSusan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book for young children around Halloween time. Shows how to disassemble/break down something scary into manageable parts. Toddler/Preschool
mrs.mackey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Go Away, Big Green Monster!" is a picture book with cutouts of body parts like eyes, ears, hair, etc. As you turn the pages more and more of the monster appears. Then after he is complete when you turn the pages more and more of him disappears until he is completely gone. This is the coolest cutout book I have ever seen. My son loved it. I liked it as well. The colors were super vibrant. For the classroom, I would have my students make monster parts and layer them on a paper plate with brads. They could take the parts on and off to mimic the story we just read.
shazam79 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
it wasn't too great for storytime (since nobody had heard it before), but most kids who have heard this story before enjoy repeating the 'go away' parts with the reader.
shawnd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Simple but popular. My kids wanted to read this over and over. Even though it was very basic. They do talk a lot about monsters and where in our house the monsters live. Even the graphics build process is kludgy but they never seemed to care or notice it. Don't underestimate this book---try it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My twin grandchildren - almost 3 - really enjoyed this book, and wanted to read it over and over.
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What happened to optimism? I clearly think it's great to understand optimism as well as pessimism. On every page of the book the words say "GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER". I have a 2 year old son who loves to say a few select words, and fear his new phrase would be "GO AWAY" all day long THIS IS THE WORST BOOK EVER. If i could I would give it 0 stars but there isn't an option.
cherrielectric More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 2 1/2 year old daughter. At first, she was scared of it. But later on she began to love it especially the last page where I read: "Go away big green monster! And don't come back until I say so." She always gets a good laugh out of it. She now asks me to read this book to her every night. Just earlier tonight, she was using the cut-out holes on the cover of the book to pretend that she was the monster and was trying to scare me. And every time I pretended to be scared, she would laugh! We took turns "scaring" each other and had a good laugh about it. Definitely a good book to read to your kids, you'll both enjoy it!
TLHsc More than 1 year ago
Bought this for my 3 1/2 year old grandson after we had borrowed the library version. He loves the pictures & has almost memorized all the words. Great for encouraging a love of books & "reading". Also reinforces learning colors & shapes. His 17 month old sister loves it too. Only problem is that they fight over it.
davysmom More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book to my 3 year old son at Barnes and Noble. We wound up choosing this book to buy from a whole bunch we browsed through. We read this book frequently and am still amused by the silly pictures.
TiffaniJ More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old's love this book and have spent lots of time reading and rereading it.