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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Short Stories for Little Monsters

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2017
Category
Humorous Stories, General, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554988969
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781773065229
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $10.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
  • Reading age: 5 to 8

Description

The internationally acclaimed author of the Stella and Sam series has created a collection of short, funny illustrated stories.

This hilarious collection of illustrated stories gives us a glimpse into the things children wonder about every day.

What do cats really see? What do trees talk about? Should you make funny faces on a windy day? Do worms rule the world? Do mothers always tell the truth? Do snails have nightmares?

These short stories are illustrated in vibrant watercolor and collage in cartoon style. They are rich in detail and tiny humorous subplots that will delight all little sharp-eyed monsters.

Key Text Features
humour
speech bubbles
panels

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.5
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

About the author

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General’s awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Any Questions? and Short Stories for Little Monsters. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com

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Awards

  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children‚Äôs Book of the Year
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature - Illustrated Books
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature — Illustrated Books

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