My Big Bad Monster by A. N. Kang. PICTURE BOOK. Disney, 2019. $17. 9781484728826
BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
When a little cloud of self-doubt hovers over the girl’s shoulder, it hangs out more and more and its voice gets louder and louder. It gets harder for the girl to ignore, in fact she starts to sound like it. One day she realizes she has to stop listening, and even though it takes awhile, the self-doubt gets smaller and smaller, until there’s room in her life again for friends and joy.
Kang crafts a good beginning point to help a young child recognize their moods and that they can take control of some of their emotions. I know kids will enjoy the girl’s personality and the growing bad monster – I hope they have an adult with them at a reading or two to help them process what they are reading.
Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS
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