Anne Miranda

children's book author

Glad Monster, Sad Monster

A book about feelings

Monsters of different colors explain what makes them feel glad, sad, loving, worried, silly, and angry. Fold-out masks encourage readers to talk about their feelings.

Glad, sad, silly, mad - monsters have all kinds of different feelings! In this innovative die-cut book, featuring a snazy foil cover, you'll try on funny masks as you walk through the wide range of moods all little monsters (and kids!) experience.

Here's a fun, interactive way to explore the many different ways we feel!

Published by: LB Kids
Date published: 09/1997/1
Edition: 1 edition (September 1, 1997)

ISBN: 0316573957
Available in Paperback Hardcover

Spanish version


Original concept art by Ed Emberley

Believe it or not...this book helps control tantrums. Most kids between 2 and 4 don’t have the vocabulary to express their feelings. This book teaches them the different emotions, and assigns a color to them. If my son starts to cry, instead of getting frustrated, I can ask him, “Are you a blue monter (the sad one) or a yellow monster (the glad one)? He’ll say the blue monster. It’s how we get kids to verbalize instead of tantrum.
— Shaunt (Amazon Customers Reviews)
In this absolutely delightful book, the author focuses on the emotions of the young child with color, simplicity and fun. The storyline will give teachers and parents the opportunity to introduce emotions to children in their pre-kindergarten years-the time when the children are still learning how to share, what to do when angry, and how to express joy. The yellows, blues, pinks and purples presented against the black background will keep the attention of the rowdiest group of preschoolers. The book includes masks for the children to wear that can be used without destroying the book. The little monsters from the title explore what it feels like to be glad, sad, scared, angry and funny. This is an excellent read aloud and should be welcomed by every media specialist who struggles to find just the right books for those pre-K classes.
— Children's Literature - Joyce Rice

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