No More Monsters for Me!

No More Monsters for Me!

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Overview

An enjoyable, funny way to address bedtime fears and scared-of-the-dark issues

Guess what's growing in the basement . . . a baby monster!

Minneapolis Simpkin is hiding it down there. But a monster is a hard thing to keep secret, especially one that hiccups and cries, and gets bigger every hour.

This Level One I Can Read is perfect for kids learning to sound out words and sentences. From the beloved creator of Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parish, and illustrated by Caldecott medalist Marc Simont.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064441094
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/1987
Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 122,009
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 310L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Peggy Parish was born and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. Before moving to New York City, she taught school in the Panhandle country and in coal-mining areas. Her first job in New York City was with the Girl Scouts, and she now teaches the third grade at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Miss Parish is the author of several other books for children, including the popular Let's Be Indians.


Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school in Paris and New York, he considers his father to have been his greatest teacher.

When he was nineteen, Mr. Simont settled in America permanently, determined to support himself as an artist. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, Mr. Simont has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Happy Day, and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in A Tree is Nice, by Janice May Udry.

Internationally acclaimed for its grace, humor, and beauty, Marc Simont's art is in collections as far afield at the Kijo Picture Book Museum in Japan, but the honor he holds most dear is having been chosen as the 1997 Illustrator of the Year in his native Catalonia. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Marc Simont's most recent book is The Stray Dog.

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No More Monsters for Me 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Minneapolis Simpkin really wants a pet but her mother keeps saying no. One night while taking a walk she finds a small monster and takes him home. But Minneapolis puts him in the basement and he keeps eating all of their food, making him grow larger and larger. After arguing, Mother finally agrees to let Minneapolis have a pet but she must get rid of the monster. She takes him up to the dark hills where the monster finds his home, then Minneapolis and her mother go to the pet store to get kittens.A good book for beginning second grade readers to read independently and great for children who love Peggy Parrish and her Amelia Bedelia books.
tmarks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you had a monster for a pet? The little girl in this story has one and it wont stop growing , see how she deals with that and her Mother not finding out!
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Minneapolis Simpkin wants a pet, so when she discovers a baby monster all alone, she decides to adopt it. When it grows huge, she realizes her mistake, but her mother, not believing in monsters, promises her a pet as long as she gets rid of it. She does and they get two kittens- one for her and one for her mother.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not sure what Granny was thinking - as most 4 years olds can not read, especially since most 4 year olds are not even in school yet. As a teacher and a parent of a 5 year old, I can tell you that these kinds of books are great books for beginning readers in kindergarten thru 2nd grade. Reading to children is a wonderful, essential part of a child's development. By the way, there are some very advanced 4 year olds that can read these books. Granny needs to lighten up!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just wanted to let you know, in response to your comment - there are 'My First I can Read' books, which are better for 4 year olds.
Guest More than 1 year ago
all of the 'I can read' level 1 books I sent to my grandchildren were not what I expected. No 4 year old can read these books themselves...They are for adults to read to them. I ordered 7 of these books which were delivered and spent alot of money for them so my grandkids could read them themselves so I am greatly disappointed in the false advertising of these books.