When a Monster Is Born

by Sean Taylor and Nick Sharratt

“When a monster is born” is the opening phrase in this circular story... read more

“When a monster is born” is the opening phrase in this circular story explaining what happens in the life of a monster. Through an entertaining pattern of possibilities and consequences, the author explains what would happen in a variety of monstrous situations. For example, if you take a monster to school, there are two possibilities. Either the monster will sit quietly, do its homework, and become a basketball star or it will eat the principal. As the situations unfold, different conclusions are presented, each sillier than the last. The text is laid out in a consistent pattern and each scenario is accented with bold font work. Bright illustrations of mixed media jump from the black and white backgrounds in this lively story. (Ages 5–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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