Milo's Monster (Big Bright Feelings)

by Tom Percival (Author)

Milo's Monster (Big Bright Feelings)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

From the creator of Ruby Finds a Worry, a story about what to do when jealousy comes between friends.

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?

Warm and uplifting, Milo's Monster is an ideal starting point for helping children to build strong friendships and say goodbye to jealous feelings.

The Big Bright Feelings picture book series provides kid-friendly entry points into emotional intelligence topics -- from being true to yourself to dealing with worries, managing anger, and making friends. These topics can be difficult to talk about. But these books act as sensitive and reassuring springboards for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence, and managing feelings. 

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Kirkus Reviews

Sure to help young readers recognize--and reconcile with--their own green-eyed monsters.

Review quotes

A priceless lesson for any child—or adult—conveyed in a beautifully child-friendly manner . . . A valuable asset to the library of a child who experiences anxiety and a great book to get children talking about their feelings. —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on RUBY FINDS A WORRY

A captivating tale about happiness, being yourself, and the magic of learning to spread your wings and fly. —Foreword Reviews, starred review, on PERFECTLY NORMAN

The contrast of black-and-white illustrations with splashes of bright color complements the story's theme. . . . A heartwarming story about facing fears and acceptance. —Kirkus Reviews on PERFECTLY NORMAN

Mr. Percival's digital artwork gives panache to a relatable tale of anger and reconciliation for children. —The Wall Street Journal on RAVI'S ROAR

A great addition to highlight emotional awareness. —School Library Journal on RAVI'S ROAR

Tom Percival

Tom Percival is the author and illustrator of the Big Bright Feelings picture books -- including Ruby Finds a Worry, Ravi's Roar, Meesha Makes Friends, Tilda Tries Again, and Perfectly Norman -- in addition to Herman's Letter, Herman's Vacation, and Bubble Trouble. He is also the author of Goat's Coat. He writes and illustrates in his native United Kingdom where he lives in a town called Stroud with his family.

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date
February 20, 2023
Big Bright Feelings
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
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