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Jeremy Draws a Monster
by Peter McCarty


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Alone in his room, Jeremy draws a monster. But then the monster wants lunch As his creation takes over, Jeremy begins to wonder how he will ever get rid of the monstrous nuisance. He entertains his unwanted guest all day, but enough is enough. Jeremy finally draws him a bus ticket out of town

With a sure artistic touch and more than a dose of humor, Peter McCarty cleverly blurs the line between his own drawings and Jeremy's, and in doing so subtly questions the line between reality and imagination.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Alone in his room, Jeremy draws a monster. But then the monster wants lunch As his creation takes over, Jeremy begins to wonder how he will ever get rid of the monstrous nuisance. He entertains his unwanted guest all day, but enough is enough. Jeremy finally draws him a bus ticket out of town

With a sure artistic touch and more than a dose of humor, Peter McCarty cleverly blurs the line between his own drawings and Jeremy's, and in doing so subtly questions the line between reality and imagination.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780805069341
  • ISBN-10: 0805069348
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6
  • Dimensions: 10.16 x 10.28 x 0.37 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.06 pounds

Series: Jeremy and the Monster

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 59.
  • Review Date: 2009-08-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

Where Harold used his purple crayon to get out of scrapes, Jeremy's blue pen causes him problems after he designs a cantankerous, linebacker-sized monster who demands a long list of items before commanding, “Draw me a hat. I'm going out!” Jeremy draws a magnificent red top hat and the monster waddles out the door, only to return later that night and commandeer the bed. “The next morning, Jeremy drew a bus ticket and a suitcase,” and he last sees his tormentor watching him from the bus's back window. McCarty, who favored atmospheric, silver-gray pencil drawings in books like Moon Plane, floats this story's action in white negative space. Yet even if the pen, ink and watercolor illustrations have a sharper edge, the monster's wide-set pinprick eyes and squat, potato-shaped body echo McCarty's Hondo and Fabian. The monster is obnoxious, but it's also a catalyst: after it leaves, Jeremy quits his seclusion and plays with other kids. Jeremy's creation has attitude to spare and although it's annoying, readers may lament its hasty departure. Ages 3–6. (Sept.)

 
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