No need to check under the bed for these adorable monsters! Opening these monster books for preschool will bring nothing but smiles and giggles to storytime.
There are so many adorable monster books for preschool – but here are some fantastic favorites!
Eat Pete! by Michael Rex
The hungry monster in this Michael Rex’s book has only one thing on his mind until Pete invites him to play. But when his instincts finally take over, will he be happy or sad? Students will delight in a fun story with a predictable and repetitive response in Eat Pete!
Extending the Learning: Help the students make a more appropriate snack for Pete’s monster – Monster Popcorn!
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
This is one of the most classic monster books for preschool of all time! When the little mouse meets animals in the woods who may not have the best intentions, he tricks them all by telling them of the large Gruffalo he will encounter. It’s all fun and games until the little mouse runs into a real-life Gruffalo! What’s he to do? The same as he did with the other animals – use his imagination and a bit of trickery to make it home safely.
Extending the Learning: Print out clip art of the mouse, the Gruffalo, and other animals from the story. Laminate and back with felt or hook-and-loop. Students can recreate the story in their own words!
The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
This monster book for preschool addresses emotions. Sometimes we can experience all kinds of emotions, kind of like seeing all the colors of the rainbow. Young readers will relate as the color monster sorts out their feelings in this adorable book.
Extending the Learning: Carry the story to the sensory table! Fill the table with different colored pom-poms. Print out copies of the different monsters and tape them to large plastic containers. Students sort the different colors into the matching emotion monster.
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Nibbles: The Book Monster by Emma Yarlett
Nibbles has an insatiable appetite, and his favorite snack…BOOKS! Preschoolers will giggle with delight as this little monster nibbles his way into some of their favorite stories and changes the course of events.
Extending the Learning: Put props for different fairy tales in the dramatic play center, such as a red hood, picnic basket, three bowls of “porridge,” and more. Students can role-play the fairy tales with their own creative twists!
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Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter
There is just something about being told not to do something that makes it so irresistible. Follow along as Larry resists the urge to push the button, but only for so long! Chaos ensues, and things get a little crazy when he finally breaks down and gives it a little push. This is a book students are sure to love!
Extending the Learning: Students can examine cause-and-effect with gears in the block center!