怕黑是許多小孩的生命經驗，在《Go Away Big Green Monster》中，作者Ed Emberley 使用大怪獸在黑暗中漸漸消失的方式，幫助孩子慢慢克服對黑暗的恐懼。將黑暗具像化，運用鮮明顏色、幾何圖形堆疊和鏤空剪裁效果，讓原本面目猙獰的怪獸面孔，依著一次一次的翻頁而消失不見。而其主要句型不斷重複：「走開啦，大綠怪」，節奏性及韻律性強，小朋友可輕鬆琅琅上口，在嚴厲的趕走「黑漆漆」怪物後，就可以安心進入睡夢鄉囉！是一本饒富創意和趣味的睡前晚安書。【文∕博客來外文館】 OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD This classic interactive book that has been helping children chase away nighttime fears for 25 years is perfect for Halloween--and all-year round Caldecott Award-winner Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to overcome bedtime frights. As kids turn the die-cut pages of this vibrantly illustrated book, they'll watch the Big Green Monster grow before their very eyes. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear Ed Emberley's groundbreaking book about mastering fear and emotion through play and imagination has been a bestselling favorite for decades and feels as fresh and innovative today as it did 25 years ago.
Ed Emberley is the illustrator and author of over 80 books, including the bestselling Go Away, Big Green Monster! and his enormously popular "Drawing Book" series. He has received many awards and accolades, including a Caldecott Honor in 1967 for One Wide River to Cross and a Caldecott Medal in 1968 for Drummer Hoff. Ed Emberley lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts, with his wife, Barbara. You can visit him online at www.edemberley.com.