Blue Monster Wants It All!

Blue Monster Wants It All!

By Author / Illustrator

Jeanne Willis, Jenni Desmond



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Little Tiger Press Group




Paperback / softback




\"...A wild and witty adventure with exuberantly naive pictures.\" - The Sunday Times

Blue Monster loves brand new things. A fancy new hat . . . a shiny submarine . . . a fabulous funfair . . . and a paradise island, all of his own. But he's still not happy! What will it take for Blue Monster to realise there are some things that money can't buy?

An original, humorous and unforgettable fable from the creators of the award-winning The First Slodge, perfect for introducing little ones to the idea of materialism.



Blue monster wants it all. He wants a new pram, a new teddy, a new hat too and when he is old enough to get it himself, he sets about making sure he gets all the new things he wants. Blue Monster doesn't like any old things at all, brand new things are what make him happy! Just like his brand-new submarine to watch his new whales in. With all of these luxuries will Blue Monster ever realise that there are some things money just can't buy and maybe our old ones are just as good? This story has a loveable, relatable character that the children will enjoy getting to know. I'm sure there will be lots of laughs in the classroom sharing this one together! Blue Monster's selfish ways will have children giggling but will also spark deep discussion about rights and wrongs. This is a wonderfully positive book that will teach children the value of family and friendship and their worth in comparison to material possessions that make us happy for just a short while. There are lots of ways this book could be used to stimulate writing in the classroom. Blue Monster's bad behaviour could be a focus for the children to write their own sequel or an alternative ending to his tale. Children could be asked to write about and describe their own utopia filled with all the weird and wonderful things they would have there if they could have all the new things they wished for. I would also invite the children to write a letter to Blue monster explaining their thoughts on his behaviour and maybe what he should learn from it all. A great addition to any book shelf both in and out of the classroom. Picture book / Ages 4+ / Reviewed by Nikki Stiles, teacher.

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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