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Go Away Big Green Monster: 07/01/10
Both For me, Ed Emberley's name conjures up happy memories of learning how to draw at my grandmother's kitchen table. For my son, the name brings up visions of colorful monsters. Recently he told me that his favorite Ed Emberley book is Go Away, Big Green Monster!
The book takes Emberley's geometric approach to drawing to build a story of a monster being scared away. Piece by piece (with the shapes cut out from the paper and the color building from the pages beneath) the monster appears and then disappears.
I think part of the allure for him is the same as the older books were for me; it's the piece by piece lessons on how to draw a monster. For me, there's not enough there to be a full book but my son loves it.