Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Jory John, Bob Shea, Monsters, Humor, Stereotypes, Empathy, Picture Book
Even though he’s technically a monster (because he has horns and purple fur) does not mean that he likes to be called that. When he’s shopping for groceries or just trying to get some sleep under your bed there is no need to call him a monster when you could call him by name. He is Floyd after all. Setting out a very good argument, Floyd let’s readers know that even though he does everything you might expect from a monster does not mean that he should be treated like one. He just wants you to get to know him as a person, or monster.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Quit Calling Me a Monster!,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 25.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss8/25