Slonim, David I Loathe You 24 pgs. Candlewick, 2012. $10.87. (Rating: G)
Big Monster explains how much it loathes Little Monster and vice versus. From "more than Bellyaches" to "more than slimy rats", a lyrical list that continues through large colorful illustrations. Little monster worries that if he cleans up and gets cute that all of Big Monster loathing will go away! But luckily Big Monster can reassure Little Monster with its unconditional loathing!
Students will love this laugh out loud silly book of loathing. Not only does it provide vocabulary opportunities, a lesson on opposites, but also a boy-friendly valentine’s day book. The illustrations quite large and sure to keep attention during a story time activity.
EL -ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.