Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster (Paperback)

By Mike Wohnoutka

Holiday House, 9780823434480, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/31/2014)

List Price: 7.99*
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"Who wants to play?" wonders Little Puppy. The schoolchildren are too busy, the sleeping man is too lazy, the big dogs are too mean, and the cat is too boring. Maybe the monster wants a friend. The monster replies with a powerful ROAR! But with unfaltering optimism, inexhaustible goodwill, and a bit of naivete, the tiny puppy transforms the curmudgeonly monster into the perfect playmate.

About the Author

Mike Wohnoutka has illustrated many books for children, including Jack's House, written by Karen Magnuson Beil and honored as a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book, and Hanukkah Bear, written by Eric A. Kimmel and praised in a starred review from School Library Journal as "successful on every level." Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster is his first book as author and illustrator. His website is

Praise For Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster

"This sweet story of new, unusual friendship is sure to elicit plenty of giggles."—Kirkus Reviews
"Delightful depictions of a naïve puppy and a grumpy monster drive this story that strikes an emotional chord with very few words. . . . This sweet story should claim a secure spot on most library shelves."—School Library Journal
"Spare text with playful, humorous acrylic illustrations that depict even a surly monster as lovable will win over preschoolers."—The Horn Book