Jeremy Draws A Monster

Jeremy Draws A Monster

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A young boy who spends most of his time alone in his bedroom makes new friends after the monster in his drawing becomes a monstrous nuisance.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805069341
Branch Call Number: P MCC
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm


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CRRL_CraigG Jul 17, 2015

McCarty's story can be seen as an updated version of the classic, Harold and the Purple Crayon. Instead of an adventure of sheer creativity, this book focuses on the fact that once an artist has created a work, it is very much out of his control.

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ChristchurchKids Oct 27, 2014

One day, young Jeremy uses his fancy pen to draw a big monster. Little does he know that his drawing will turn out to be so pushy and rude! Soon Jeremy is busy sketching whatever the monster demands: a sandwich, a comfortable chair, a TV, a checkerboard, a hat, and more. Finally, the beleaguered boy takes charge -- and draws his unwelcome house guest a one-way bus ticket and a suitcase. Similar to Allan Ahlberg's The Pencil but shorter and less eccentric, this tale of a lonely boy's drawing-come-to-life is empowering, funny, and nicely understated.

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aforr71 Sep 16, 2014

Jeremy's new friend the monster is not what he was hoping. He's rude, greedy and demanding. Maybe the kids outside aren't as scary as they seemed...

melissarod22068 Feb 12, 2013

Ms. White from the Woodstock library reads this book the best.

nkontrol Feb 12, 2013

I really like reading this book out loud. The story of a little boy and his monster always has me in stitches. It reminds me of where the wild things are.

Jul 15, 2012

My favourite part of this book is when Jeremy drew a monster and then the monster started bossing him around demanding all sorts of things.

JewelMcLatchy Jul 14, 2012

Might be because I'm an adult and too old to completely get the point, but this is another one that just didn't quite do it for me. Illustrations were cute, liked the idea of the "monstrous nuisance", but was just meh in the end.

ruthiepaint Aug 31, 2011

Jeremy isn't interested in leaving, or doing much. But perhaps this monster might spruce things up.

miss_b Feb 01, 2010

Lovely illustrations but the story is lacking.

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red_lion_1061 Jul 20, 2014

red_lion_1061 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and under


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