story and illustrations by Ryan Higgins
Wilfred is humongous and hairy, and he'll do just about anything for a friend. But when some greedy townspeople discover just how generous he is, they hatch a not-so-nice plan. A quirky and moving story about the power of true friendship. The kids were mesmerized.
Monster, Be Good!
story by Blue Apple Books
illustrations by Natalie Marshall
A bright, bold, and boisterous book featuring all kinds of monster behavior and what kids can do about it. Simple and fun.
We "created" a monster on the white board by me drawing, to the kids' specifications, what body parts s/he should have, how many, what sizes, and what colors. This continued until we were satisfied with the finished product.
We also played Monster Match with these reproducible cards that the kids got to take home after.