The Monster Who Lost His Mean

Tiffany Strelitz Haber; illustrations by Kirstie Edmunds

Henry Holt and Co.

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Everyone knows that the M in “monster” stands for MEAN. But what happens when a monster can’t be mean any more? Is he still a monster at all?

One young monster's attempts to live up to his name go hilariously awry as he discovers—with a little help from new friends—that it's not what you're called but who you are that counts.

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Everyone knows that the M in "monster" stands for MEAN. But what happens when a monster can't be mean any more? Is he still a monster at all? One young monster's attempts to live up to his name go hilariously awry as he discovers — with a little help from new friends — that it's not what you're called but who you are that counts.

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"...listeners and readers will delight in the Onster’s search for his place in the world.”--School Library Journal

"Readers will chime in with the ‘hip, hip hooray’ this cuddly-looking creature earns when he finally embraces and celebrates his differences.”--Kirkus


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THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN by Tiffany Strelitz Haber, Kirstie Edmunds | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN . Although there are many stories about the perils and rewards of a monster's turning nice, this one goes a little further, touching upon being rejected by peers, being bullied and eventually being at ease with who one is.
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Children's Review: The Monster Who Lost His Mean by Tiffany Strelitz Haber, illus. by Kirstie Edmunds. Holt, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8050-9375-9
Every monster carries a kind of genetic code that consists, conveniently, of the letters in “monster” (“Mean, Observant, Noisy, super Strong, and Tough to please, Envious, Remarkable: A monster’s all
- Publishers Weekly


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Tiffany Strelitz Haber; illustrations by Kirstie Edmunds

Tiffany Strelitz has eaten fried bugs, jumped out of airplanes and lives for adventures. She grew up in NYC, but is now located in central NJ with her incredible husband and their two hilarious and amazing little boys.

Kirstie Edmunds lives near the woods with her husband, Jonathan, and their two tomato plants, Tom and Frank.  She was born in Wales, the land of the red dragon, and moved to London to go to art school. Though she's never seen a monster, Kirstie loves to paint them.

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The Monster Who Lost His Mean
Tiffany Strelitz Haber; illustrations by Kirstie Edmunds

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
July 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805093759
ISBN10: 0805093753
Picture Book
9 x 11 inches, 36 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99
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