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The Monster in the Backpack (Candlewick Sparks)

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Annie's new backpack came with pink and blue flowers.

Annie's new backpack came with a zipper.

Annie's new backpack came with a monster.

Annie unzipped the backpack and peeked inside.

"AAAAHHH!" yelled the monster.

"EEEEEEKKKK!" yelled Annie.

Annie dropped the backpack and jumped across the sidewalk.

She waited one, two, three minutes.

Slowly, slowly she tiptoed across the sidewalk and peeked inside again.

"AAAAAHHHH!" yelled the monster.

"Do you ever whisper?" asked Annie.

"Do you ever knock?" asked the monster.

"How can I knock on a backpack?"

The monster scratched his head. "You're right," he said. "Next time, ring the doorbell."

"What are you doing in my backpack?" Annie asked.

"Eating a snack," said the monster, licking peanut butter off his paws.

"That's not a snack," said Annie. "That's my sandwich!" She reached into the backpack and pulled out some brown squishy things.

"I saved the crusts for you," said the monster.

"Yuck," said Annie. "What else did you save for me?"

"I'll see," said the monster. He dove into the backpack. He threw out an empty juice box, potato-chip crumbs, and a banana peel.

Finally, he popped up with a little bag in his paw. "I don't like carrots," said the Monster. "They make me burp."

Annie zipped the monster into the backpack. "I definitely don't need a

burping monster."

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THE MONSTER IN THE BACKPACK by Lisa Moser. Text copyright © 2006 by Lisa Moser. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763633073
Subtitle:
Candlewick Sparks
Publisher:
Candlewick
Illustrator:
Jones, Noah Z.
Author:
Jones, Noah Z.
Author:
Moser, Lisa
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Halloween
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Halloween
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Candlewick Sparks
Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.90x6.06x.15 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
05-07

Related Subjects

Children's » Beginning Readers » General
Children's » Early Readers
Children's » Humor
Children's » Scary Stories » Monsters
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General

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Product details 48 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763633073 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Uncluttered digital illustrations mirror the plot and writing style, outlining major events while creating distinguishing facial expressions."
"Review" by , "Spirited and funny....An offbeat alternative to easy readers depicting more orthodox friendships."
"Synopsis" by , Having trouble with your backpack zipper? Maybe theres a monster inside! A little girl slowly warms up to her unexpected guest in this funny story.

When Annie unzips her backpack and finds a monster inside, its hard to say who is more shocked. "AAAAHHHH!" yells the monster. "EEEEEEKKKK!" yells Annie. Then the monster proceeds to gobble up Annies sandwich, put gum in her boot, and tear up her homework to use as confetti for an "Annie is great" parade during class. With perfect comic timing, this charming story depicts a young girls shift from annoyance to affection as a disarming monster makes an untimely appearance.

"Synopsis" by , With a perfectly tuned sense of comic timing, Moser captures a young girl's transition from annoyance to affection as a funky and disarmingly openhearted monster makes an untimely appearance in her backpack. Full color.
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