Love Monster is a sweet book about love, friendship, frustration, loneliness and being different. The monster lives in Cutesville and feels out of place amongst all the cute animals. Everyone loves fluffy kittens, puppies and bunnies, but not funny-looking hairy monsters, so he sets off to find someone who will love him just like him.
About The Story
Love Monster by Rachel Bright is about a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it's hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you're a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.
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Extension Of Learning Experiences
The Love Monster experiences feelings of frustration, sadness, and loneliness during his search for love. This can provide a great opportunity for emotional learning.
Teaching Children About Emotions - The following article provides strategies for teaching children about emotions.
Feelings Posters - These feelings posters provides a visual representation of a specific feeling. They can be used as a tool to teach children to recognise and identify feelings and can be helpful in supporting a child to express and share their feelings. They can also be used in a room display or even as part of the action song "If You're Happy And You Know It".
Feelings Flashcards - These sets of feelings flashcards provides a visual representation of a specific feeling. They can be used as a tool to teach children to recognise and identify feelings and can be helpful in supporting a child to express and share their feelings.
All Feelings Are Welcome Posters - The All Feeling Are Welcome Posters is a very cute and colourful display to have within the environment that showcases different types of feelings. These feelings may be the type of feelings that a child may display throughout the day and these posters show acceptance of welcoming of those feelings.
Monster Cut and Paste - Monster Cut and Paste enables children to create their own monsters by cutting out the nose and mouths and sticking them onto the monster bodies. Children can practice their cutting skills by cutting out the nose and mouths.
Feed The Monster Letters - The Feed The Monster Letters is an alphabet activity that enables children to recognise letters and match each letter to the correct monster. This is a great ABC learning game and letter recognition game for children.
Monster Colouring Pages - Monster Colouring Pages enable children to create their own monster. They can colour, collage, paint a monster of their own.
Monster Colour Match- Monster Colour Match is a simple and fun activity that enables children to choose the correct colour of the monster from the colour options given. This is a great activity for colour recognition and for children learning colours.
Monster Hair Cutting - Monster Hair Cutting is a simple activity that enables children to practice their cutting skills by cutting different types of lines of hair. Children can also colour in their monster before giving it a haircut! Great for Halloween.
Featuring an instantly charming main character who will appeal to children and adults alike, Love Monster is a warm and witty tale about the power of taking action.