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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN A MONSTER SAYS BOO? by Hope Vestergaard

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN A MONSTER SAYS BOO?

By Hope Vestergaard (Author) , Maggie Smith (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-525-47737-3
Publisher: Dutton

Older brothers stuck with a monster-like little sister have much to tolerate. In this parallel picture book, older brother keeps his cool with a variety of responses to a little sister’s outrageous behavior by turning his wishfully naughty responses into acceptable solutions. “What do you do when a monster pulls hair? / Show it your teeth and pretend that you’ll bite? / Forget all your manners and start a big fight? / No, no, NO! / The best thing to do when a monster pulls hair / is find its soft tummy and tickle it there.” Smith’s bright, cheerfully colored illustrations augment the rhyming text for each scenario presented, from stinky breath to a roaring tantrum. While most would just love to react negatively or be left alone, this brother demonstrates how to respond politely, calmly and even with care and love. A fun-loving read for both impatient and pesky siblings learning to live together. (Picture book. 3-7)