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by Chris Wormell

  • Author: Chris Wormell
  • ISBN: 037592891X
  • ISBN13: 978-0375928918
  • ePub: 1234 kb | FB2: 1826 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 14, 2004)
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 847
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The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit ePub download

Chris Wormell is a self-taught artist, and the winner of the Booktrust Early Years Best Picture Award 2010 for One Smart Fish. Two Frogs won the Nestle Bronze Award in 2003 and Molly and the Night Monster was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009.

Chris Wormell is a self-taught artist, and the winner of the Booktrust Early Years Best Picture Award 2010 for One Smart Fish. His books include George and the Dragon and The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit which was adapted into a stage play

If you're going to kill off the main character in your children's book, at least have the guts to make it clear that the character is dead.

The monster is so ugly that no animal can bear to be near him. His breath makes grass wither. Thanks a lot, Chris Wormell. If you're going to kill off the main character in your children's book, at least have the guts to make it clear that the character is dead. Don't make ME explain it. Don't imply death and then make me pick up the slack.

He has published some 14 illustrated books and acted as illustrator of others' work on at least 18 more. The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit (2004). His work has also been published as greeting cards and he designed the artwork for a series of advertisements for Adnams, a regional brewer based in Suffolk. On 6 April 2016, Aston Villa Football Club unveiled a newly designed club badge, featuring a heraldic lion designed by Wormell. He lives in London with his wife and three children. Teeth, Tails, and Tentacles (2004). Mice, Morals, and Monkey Business (2005). The Sea Monster (2005). The Wild Girl (2005).

Chris Wormell is a British author/illustrator, as well as an accomplished artist and printmaker. His best-known work includes the George and the Dragon books and illustrations for Philip Pullman’s Book of Dust series. Visit the Chris Wormell author page Added to basket.

After the monster's death, he is forgotten, but the rabbit remains, as the devastation around the cave gradually .

After the monster's death, he is forgotten, but the rabbit remains, as the devastation around the cave gradually becomes a natural beauty spot. Despite a warning, the trollish monster's full-page, full-face onset may startle younger readers; in subsequent scenes, however, his lonesome, benign inner nature comes through clearly enough that he ultimately becomes more pathetic than frightening.

A monster who is shunned for his ugliness finds relief from loneliness when he befriends an inanimate rabbit he. .by. Wormell, Christopher. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

A monster who is shunned for his ugliness finds relief from loneliness when he befriends an inanimate rabbit he carved from stone. Friendship, Loneliness, Monsters, Statues, Rabbits. New York : Alfred A. Knopf. Internet Archive Books. t on September 8, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Wormell is one of them, but he is not as well-known as he should be. This engaging picturebook tells the story of a monster who is so ugly that when he looks at a blue sky the . The monster is lonely and wants someone to talk to. This engaging picturebook tells the story of a monster who is so ugly that when he looks at a blue sky the weather turns foul. Although the creature causes all other animals to flee at the sight of his nostril hair, he quickly inspires the reader's affection.

Published January 6, 2005 by RED FOX BOOKS (RAND).

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ONCE IN A cave, lived a horrible ugly monster. Perhaps the most horrible and ugly monster in the world. . . .So ugly is the monster that he can turn a blue sky to snow and evaporate a pond just by dipping his toe in it. No living thing can stand to be in his presence. But the monster is not ugly on the inside; he’s just lonely. So he decides to build some friends out of stone, but even stones can’t stand the full force of the monster’s smile, and they all shatter . . . except for one.From the innovative author-illustrator Chris Wormell comes the story of a monster whose inner beauty will touch readers of all ages.From the Hardcover edition.
Bearus
As an elementary-school teacher, I read a great many children's books, and this has emerged as one of my favorites of all time. While I get teary every time I read it, the creativity, perseverance, loyalty, and, especially, the ability to find joy in the simplest of gifts of the so-called "big ugly monster" reminds me of how incredibly lucky I am to have my life. My nephews (aged 2 and 5) and many of my students (aged 18 mos.-12 years) also love this story, because it is humorous; has impressive artwork; a simple message; and, I think, also because of how I interact with the story- both the tears and the laughter! Excellent work!!!
Malaunitly
This book is much loved in my household, by children and adults alike. It's one of the very few I will save for my grandkids when my own kids outgrow it. This is a book about how beauty comes from the inside, and how happiness comes from what WE believe, not what others believe about us - or what happens in our lives. We make our own paths, we create our own beauty, we live as long as we love. It's not about being ugly or dying; it's about living in spite of it all. The message is a lot to get into a children's book - but this book accomplishes the task beautifully. I hope my kids remember this story for years and years. And of course, it's got that great British wit, to make it even more fun. I even have a tiny stone rabbit on my desk to remind me of the morals of this wonderful tale. The people who don't get it - well, they just don't get it. I love this book.
Ahieones
We love this story! The illustrations are vibrant and keep the baby's interest. The story is warm and sweet. This book is a family favorite.
saafari
The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit is about a monster who is “horrible and ugly on the outside”, but not on the inside. Because of his ugliness, life wants nothing to do with him, but one day he has an idea that brings him happiness and companionship for the rest of his life. I found this book at a thrift store and was my introduction to Christopher Wormell. I now own all of his children's books! I love authors that both write the story and create the artwork, and Mr. Wormell is brilliant at both. His writting is so witty, the structure so unique and then top it off with such beautiful artwork. Yes, some of his stories cover topics that might seem difficult for young people (The Saddest King, Eric!), but I really appreciate authors daring to not sugarcoat life (Tomi Ungerer also comes to mind). Please don't give up on Christopher Wormell if you prefer lighter topics because he really has some gems like Puff-Puff, Chugga-Chugga, The Sea Monster, Ferocious Wild Beasts, and Henry and the Fox. Personally I find the ending of this story beautiful, “perhaps the most beautiful”.
Vaua
Both my kids love this book - the 3 year old and the 8 year old. And both 40-something parents love it too. There are so many messages you can take away from this book and it's sparked some very interesting philosophical discussions with our older child. Yes, one message is that it's important not to judge people just on how they look. But you could also read into it the importance of friendship, or that you can choose to be happy, no matter what your circumstances in life. You could also read into it that the stone rabbit represents God, who is always with us, listening and rock-steady, even when He is silent. Another message could be that when we create something beautiful - in the monster's case, a lasting friendship - the beauty of that creation outlives us.

No, this book does not have a traditional, neat little happy ending that one expects from a children's book, but I would argue that's part of it's appeal. The first time we read it, my son picked up on yet another message of the book - that life is not always fair or perfect. That's a difficult - yet very important - concept to communicate to a small child.

This book is going to have a place of honor on our book shelf for years to come!
Very Old Chap
No, no,no. When the book progressively described the reactions from surrounding animals and nature to the monster's ugliness (ok, we get it), I was getting uncomfortable. It focused so much on his external ugliness, despite there was nothing ugly or mean in this monster's character. I started to get hopeful when he decided to create stone friends because no one would befriend him. Ok, maybe the lesson was to make your own happiness. But that wasnt it. Even his stone friends shattered! .This is maybe an okay book for older childen and adults for philosophical discussion , but I think it is a horrible horrible and cruel story. It focuses so much on the external ugliness and offers little hope to uplift the monster's situation. The stone rabbit was the glimmer of hope, but it was like a slap in the face the way the story ended with monster died in his cave, and only then-only when he died, flowers and grass re-established. Not for toddlers or preschool.
Mopimicr
I agree with other reviews that there are a lot of very deep themes in this seemingly innocent childrens book. I really like the thought of one reviewer who equated the stone rabbit with God and how He's always with us, maybe silent but like foundational rock.. like a little zen master who provides comfort to anyone who does the work to chisel him out of themself. I work in acute psychiatry and so see people at their worst sometimes and when I'm tempted to judge I think of the stone rabbit and how it was solid for a being who the entire world had shut out.. When I encounter someone who appears to be thrusting very ugly behaviours into my face, I try to be like the stone rabbit and see the good that is buried in every person (Even if it's so deep I'll never see it, I believe it's there).

It is sad, but beautiful too in the way it plainly displays how death is every much a part of this world as life is, and that's a hard one for kids but essential so they understand the wonderful nature of this world..

6 stars.
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