Have You Seen My Monster?

In a follow up to Steve Light s highly praised Have You Seen My Dragon , the county fair is filled with shapes and somewhere among them a monster is waiting to be found A little girl gallivants through a county fair, searching for her furry friend Readers will surely spot the friendly monster as well as twenty shapes, identified here by their proper names trapezoids, ellIn a follow up to Steve Light s highly praised Have You Seen My Dragon , the county fair is filled with shapes and somewhere among them a monster is waiting to be found A little girl gallivants through a county fair, searching for her furry friend Readers will surely spot the friendly monster as well as twenty shapes, identified here by their proper names trapezoids, ellipses, kites, and hidden among iconic fair attractions from the fun house to the Ferris wheel Maybe the monster is judging the pies Or perhaps he s at the monster truck rally Youngsters will be so mesmerized by Steve Light s masterful pen and ink illustrations, decorated with vivid splashes of color, they won t even realize they ve learned how to spot a nonagon while looking for a monster.
Have You Seen My Monster In a follow up to Steve Light s highly praised Have You Seen My Dragon the county fair is filled with shapes and somewhere among them a monster is waiting to be found A little girl gallivants throug

  • Title: Have You Seen My Monster?
  • Author: Steve Light
  • ISBN: 9780763675134
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Have You Seen My Monster?”

    1. Two stars is a stretch, and I got to it by deciding that the monster is an imaginary friend. How it interacts with other fairgoers then, I don't know, but after loving "Have You Seen My Dragon?" I'm desperate to find a redeeming value in this mess. I would not use it to teach or reinforce shapes, or colors, or even the sights of a fair (a bearded lady? seriously?). C'mon, Steve, you can do better I'm sure.

    2. Richie’s Picks: HAVE YOU SEEN MY MONSTER? by Steve Light, Candlewick, May 2015, 48p ISBN: 978-0-7636-7513-4“In Euclidean geometry, a kite is a quadrilateral whose four sides can be grouped into two pairs of equal-length sides that are adjacent to each other. In contrast, a parallelogram also has two pairs of equal-length sides, but they are opposite each other rather than adjacent.-- from the article “Kite (geometry)”“Save your neck or save your brotherLooks like it’s one or the oth [...]

    3. No connection whatsoever with the dumb story and the shapes. Is this book supposed to teach shapes? Do kids who are learning circle and square need to be confronted with "curvilinear triangle" and "trapezium" at the same time? The drawings clearly show artistic talent, but that's good enough for producing a poster, not a story book. Things like The Wing on a Flea: A Book about Shapes or The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics might not have the pure doodle quotient that this one has [...]

    4. Part seek and find book, part exploration of shapes (at the county fair no less!) The variety of shapes included are excellent! I can't think of another concept book that includes nonagons and quatrefoils alongside rectangles and circles. Ink illustrations are heavily detailed and contain spot coloration giving the spreads a seek and find challenge and the shapes a special spotlight.Highly recommended read aloud for PreK-2+.

    5. What a great treat. I loved Light's Have You Seen My Dragon, but I think I love Have You Seen My Monster even more. The story takes place at a fair. Mr. Light covers every aspect of a fair/amusement park that you can imagine. Sumptuous, detailed, exuberant illustrations. Destined to be an absolute hit with children and storytime.

    6. Steve Light takes the concept of his first book and gives it a very interesting spin. It is still fun to find the monster in the wonderfully busy fair scenes but he adds an entertaining explanation of shapes to the mix. Not just your ordinary shapes either! Quatrafoils and heptagons and more add to the finding fun.

    7. I didn't love this one as much as Have You Seen My Dragon. The shapes theme didn't feel as natural a fit for the story as counting did in Have You Seen My Dragon. Apart from the somewhat forced insertion of shapes into the story, I did love the illustrations, which are both bold (in line, not in color) and whimsical.

    8. A fun introduction to shapes, especially the less common ones such as quatrefoil and nonagon. Could read this book three times- once to find the hidden monster on every page, once for a shape study, and once just to hear the story.

    9. When the little girl goes to look for her monster at the fair, she asks the reader to help her find her friend. She goes searching around all the circus events: pie-eating, the bearded lady show, the egg display, the livestock, the hay rides, the monster trucks, and other things. After going through the whole circus, she finally finds her monster and they go home together.Each page has a shape that is featured and is the only aspect of the page that is in color. Children can look for the shape, [...]

    10. I loved reading this with my son (2 yoa). Each page features a new shape to look for. The artwork is all black and white sketches, with the shapes being the only thing colored (and a key in the top corner of the page for us parents who can't remember their geometry lessons!). Great for little minds to learn their shapes and colors! My son surprised me by finding the monster before I did. That monster can sure hide!

    11. Steve Light is one of my favorite author/illustrators and we LOVE Have You Seen My Dragon? so I was super excited when this one came out. Each page invites you to search for the monster at a scene from the county fair. I love the simple drawings with pops of colors. And where the Dragon book focused on numbers, this one helps kids learn shapes from common to very not as they search the pictures.

    12. As you can probably gather from reading other reviews of this, don't use the book to teach shapes. But my son had lots of fun finding the monster and seeing what he was doing. He also tried to figure out whether the boy would really have trouble finding his monster on each page or if it should have been in his sight line, which was cool. Overall, a simple, fun read for toddlers and PreK.

    13. Along the lines of "Have You Seen My Dragon," this book is done primarily in black and white. The only colors belong to the shapes that are highlighted. The artwork is incredibly detailed. A child goes through the carnival looking for her monster.

    14. It's a kind of seek-and-find the monster while checking out all the different colored shapes in the illustration kind of book. Takes place at a fair/amusement park.Illustrations are ok.

    15. There's a special place in my heart for search-and-find books like this because my 3-year-old loves them and finds things before any of the rest of us do.

    16. What do you do when you've lost your monster? Look for him at the fair, obviously, and learn about shapes in the process. Each double-page spread offers children opportunities both to find the protagonist's monster and to connect the featured shape with its representations in various fair scenes. The shape is named in the upper right corner next to a small model, and the shape, or in many cases, several copies of the shape, pop in the illustration, as they are the only items in color contained i [...]

    17. Plot Summary and Personal Response: A little girl lost her monster! She goes off to the fair to go look for him because she knows that he loves the fair. She looks for him on the Carousel, Ferris wheel, the pie eating contest, petting zoo, bumper cars and other places and cannot seem to find him. At night towards the evening she finally finds him in the game booths and takes him home. However, this is no ordinary story. This is a concept story to learn your shapes. The shapes are hidden within t [...]

    18. Plot: Upon opening the book Have You Seen My Monster? by Steve Light, you realize that a little girl has lost her monster friend at the fair. The little girl journeys through the attractions of the fair, passing by many shapes along the way, to find her friend. The reader can spot Monster on every page, but the little girl doesn’t spy him until the end, where he is sitting on a shelf of stuffed animals.Literary Merit: This adventure, picture book is supposed to focus on the concept of shapes. [...]

    19. A little girl is enjoying the fair while looking for her monster who snuck in before her. As she hunts around the fair (and her monster has a grand ol' time himself) readers will get to learn names to all sorts of shapes found in the fairgrounds attractions. Like in Have You Seen My Dragon? Light does most of his illustrations in this with black and white, and just a splash of color that helps highlight the shapes. And what an assortment of shapes! This book could be used in classes all the way [...]

    20. A brave little girl travels through the ins and outs of a country fair searching for her furry monster. The author’s illustrations are drawn with chaotic, detailed care, which is incredibly appealing to the eye as there is so much to see! The pen and ink illustrations have a strictly black and white palette, with splashed of color, 20 shapes, “hidden” in bold colors amidst a sea of fun carnival rides. Identified by their proper names, from squares to trapezoids, your child will have a grea [...]

    21. The book will be a fun "handy" book. Unfortunately now that kids are learning shapes in Kindergarden it will a little boring for older kids. The plot is simple and goofy enough to make learning fun. However, children usually tune into "shapes" like pizza, parties, and glue anyways. The only thing I can imagine that would turn kids off of shapes and forms, would be a very boring academic presentation. Older kids can use the shapes to identify which new 3-D forms they build with a particular shape [...]

    22. Readers will trail along with a young girl who can't seem to find her pet monster at the fair. Each page introduces children to a new shape and invite them to find the shape on the page. I do really love that an example of the shape is drawn next to the correct name in the upper right corner of each spread.

    23. This book is filled with great illustrations - and lots of wonderful shapes. While I have it marked as a concept book because of the shapes, it is really not for preschool kids because some of the shapes are very unusual and would probably not make a lot of sense to them. Although, you could share it one on one with a preschooler, it might not work for a big group. However, school aged kids would love it. I just love the illustrations - the use of black and white line drawings, with the color le [...]

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