Big Scary Monster
Candlewick, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
'm a monster and I love scaring other creatures. I live on a mountain top and there are a lot of small creatures who live there too. I really love jumping out, yelling, '
' and watching them scamper away.
ventually everyone began to hide from me and I became real bored. I decided to go down and investigate the valley below my mountain. Since I saw creatures down there, I thought, '
I'll go down there and scare them!
ut a very strange thing happened. As I walked down the mountainside I noticed that I became smaller and smaller. Soon all the plants and animals towered over me. This was not fun because now when I said, '
', no one reacted. In fact, they didn't do anything at all.
o what did I do? Well, I hurried right back up my mountain but when I got to the top everyone was still hiding from me. I felt so sad and lonely that I began to cry. When I least expected it, though, everyone jumped out at me and cried '
oy, that was so cool! The little creatures and I all became good friends and we
lived happily ever after
up on Scary Mountain. Now, even though I am the biggest, we all play together and I don't frighten anyone. And, we have a new game where we jump out and say '
' when we play together.
hope you'll read my story. If you are three or four years old I bet you'll really like it. Maybe, you can pretend to be me and play '
' with all your friends.
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