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Make Your Own Monster Mask


A craft to make you say “Ahhh!” Bring the monsters from Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail to life with a paper plate mask! While you’re creating your mask, think about a Monster Story for your own monster. How will your monster sound? Is your monster friendly or misunderstood, like Grizzle-Tail? Let your imagination shape your mask and the story to go with it.

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Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail

A frustrated king flies into a rage and turns his mischievous daughters into oranges. The gruesome monsters Grim and Grunt decide they'd like to get their hands on the princesses, and bully their little brother, Grizzle-Tail, into stealing the girls. It seems like all is lost until an underdog hero named Pedro sets off to save the princesses — and maybe save Grizzle-Tail as well! This chapter-book retelling of a folktale from the Quechua people of South America encourages an anti-bullying message as Pedro and Grizzle-Tail form an unlikely alliance to help each other defeat their bullies and save the day. Immersive, full-color artwork by favorite Barefoot illustrator Sophie Fatus allows children who are just beginning to enjoy chapter books to grasp more advanced vocabulary and sentence structure.

Retold by Fran Parnell Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

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