MILO’S MONSTER (BIG BRIGHT FEELINGS), by Tom Percival, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Feb. 7, 2023, Hardcover, $17.99 (ages 3-6)
When a new girl comes to town, a green-eyed monster moves in, too, in Milo’s Monster, by Tom Percival.
Milo loves spending time with his best friend, Jay. But when a new girl named Suzi moves in next door, Milo starts to feel left out. The jealous feeling gets stronger and stronger–until suddenly, a GREEN-EYED MONSTER pops up beside him! Soon, the monster is twisting up all of Milo’s thoughts and making him sad. It won’t leave him alone!
Can Milo find a way to free himself from the monster and repair his friendship? —Synopsis provided by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Part of the Big Bright Feelings picture book series, Milo’s Monster aims to help kids identify and understand the feeling of jealousy. It’s an entry point to the topic and works to build emotional intelligence.
Percival’s text is simple and clear. And his illustrations are inviting and expressive.
Milo’s Monster is a great resource for parents looking to help their kids give a name to their feelings. And the target ages (3-6) are about when jealousy starts to rear its ugly head.
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