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Petit, the Monster

by  Isol
Translated by Elisa Amado from the Spanish

Published by U.S. edition: Groundwood Books, 2010
32 pages
ISBN: 978𢠪88999474

Ages 4-8

A picture book originally published in Argentina explores the contradictory behaviors and feelings that almost all children struggle to make sense of. Petit is a young boy who can be very nice, but not all the time. He抯 good when he plays with his dog, but not when he pulls girls hair. He抯 bad when he tells a lie, but he抯 good at telling stories. He takes care of his toys梐 good thing梑ut he doesn抰 want to share them梚s that so bad? He doesn抰 like Gregory at all, but the other day he felt sorry for him. It抯 all so confusing! When he realizes his mother, too, has more than one side to her nature (揗other is good because she understands and bad when she sends me to bed without dessert.) Petit wonders, 揅ould it be that it runs in the family? Author/illustrator Isol deftly use of humor to explore essential questions of childhood in picture book featuring lighthearted line drawings with a striking, two-tone color scheme. (MS) 2010 Cooperative Children抯 Book Center

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