When a little boy hears his mom tell his dad, "He's been a monster all day" he decides to go ahead and give it a try! Although at first it seems to be fun to be a monster, he finds out that no one wants to play with him, there is no one to share is ice cream with, and what he really wants to do is go home!
After an especially "busy" day, a preschool-age boy overhears his mother say, "He's been a monster all day." So the little boy starts to fantasize about what life as a monster would be like. "I wonder why Mommy thinks that of me? / I guess if she does then a monster I'll be! / I'm big and strong! / I grumble and growl / and scare people off / with a sneer and a scowl. / Being a monster is fun!" There are no rules to remember or manners to follow. And monsters can stay out as late as they please, scaring everyone away. As it turns out, being a monster isn't all it's cracked up to be. No one wants to be friends with a monster. And who will read a story and tuck a monster into bed? Maybe being a little boy isn't such a bad thing after all.
|Preschool - Grade 1
|Number of Pages
|10 x 10