Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters by Jane Yolen
Monsters are playing ball, riding bikes and picnicking at the Creepy Commons park in this new picture book. The two-page illustrations and rhyming text make this book perfect for reading aloud to a group. Invite listeners to guess the rhyming word that comes next, using the pictures as clues. In a one-on-one setting, have your little one point to various monsters in an “I Spy” game. Can you find the monster going for a jog? This story has rich action words, such as lope, hurl and teeter. As you read together, talk about what these words mean. You may even be inspired to create your own monsters with construction paper, or simply draw a funny shape and have your child create a monster face. Talking about new words and drawing are wonderful ways to get your child ready to read and write.
–Liz W. at KDL’s Plainfield Township branch
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