We attended the book fair a couple of weeks ago. Of course we had the same issues as last year where they want books on predators, rattlesnakes, and Ninjago, but we still managed to get some good books for us all to enjoy together.
We picked out The Monster That Lost His Mean by Tiffany Strelitz Haber and illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds. I had never heard of it before. I’m now in love.
This book sends such a great message. It addresses bullying, friendship, and kindness. The boys just loved it. Apparently the “M” in Monster stands for mean. When Monster loses his “M”, he loses his mean. He starts acting differently and those around him take notice. At first Monster isn’t quite sure how he feels about this big change. The other Monsters tease him. Monster then realizes that being nice and not being mean is so much more fun. You make new friends.
This story is super cute and the illustrations are, for lack of a better term, just happy. Colorful and happy. We highly recommend you add this one to your bookshelf. We’re glad we did.