Go away, Big Green Monster! ISBN: 9780744581324
Published by Walker, 2000
A simple, but highly effective idea. The layout of the book consists of a series of cut-outs. The Big Green Monster appears bit by bit, page by page - first two yellow eyes, then a blue-green nose, a big red mouth with sharp teeth, etc., until we get the whole picture. And then we go into reverse to get rid of the monster in the same way. An excellent way of helping a child visualise his or her fears and then remove them. 'Don't come back until I say so.' The child is in control. Strong paper should help the book last well. Wonderful use of deep, vivid colours.