Illustrated Friday: Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli

Illustrated Friday is here! This week’s offering is a book that has the kids in my class absolutely mesmerized. We’ve read this book at least a dozen times, and every single person who’s come into my room in the last week or so has read it to the group.

Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks (illustrated by Sue Hendra) is a book about monsters, their distaste for vegetables, and their love of eating everything else. Trailers, wheels, construction vehicles, you name it. Too bad broccoli is on just about every page! The illustrations in this book are part of the fun- I’ve caught a bunch of my students sitting in the library retelling the story to themselves. Seriously, this was a random book off the shelf at the library and it’s ended up being one of the big hits of the year so far.

On tap for my class next week is a whole slew of versions of The Gingerbread Boy, so maybe if you’re good I’ll give you some bonus illustrated books. Happy Friday!

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