Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarthy
Henry Holt & Company, September 2009
Suitable for: Ages 3-6 pre-school – Grade One
Themes/topics: This is a story about wanting to be alone and not wishing to socialise with other children, whether you are a dreamer or introvert. The story shows you what can happen when you let that go too far and you really ought to make friends. It’s a great story for teaching introverted kids to let go and just play.
Opening and Brief synopsis:
Jeremy lived on the top floor of a three-storey apartment building.
Synopsis: Alone in his room, Jeremy draws amonster. But then themonster wants lunch! As his creation takes over, Jeremy begins to wonder how he will ever get rid of themonstrous nuisance.He entertains his unwanted guest all day, but enough is enough. Jeremy finally draws him a bus ticket out of town!
I loved the twist in this tale and the beautiful interesting illos. It seems like a really unique book in many ways. Definitely one you can learn a lot from in terms of writing a pb. Love it!
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