In those books, we learned about other varieties of monsters from literature, movies or history like Frankenstein, vampires, the Loch Ness monster, Godzilla, and mythical creatures. Reading about mythical creatures prompted us to read a few Greek myths about the Minotaur and Medusa. We also found some abridged editions of classics like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and My. Hyde and Dracula and read them aloud.
As Halloween approaches, we see zombies, ghosts and monsters everywhere in the stores and on TV. It's time to start thinking about making Halloween costumes and I'm helping Trevor get his costume together....he wants to be a vampire. Go figure.
Learning about Monsters by Alma Gilleo
The Everything Kids Monster Books by Shannon Turlington
Monsters: A Reference First Book by Rhoda Blumberg
Beastly Tales by Malcolm York
Monsters Dot-to-Dot by Rick Tynes, Diane Whittemore
Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1942)
The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller (1983)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Werewolf- DK Creatures Fantastic series (1998)
Yes, Trevor's last name is Kagey.
I got such a kick re-reading the monster article. Trevor is now a 6'1" 14 year old teen who shaves. LOL
Movies as a Playground, as tools, as portals, with a bit about Ray Harryhausen and other related and seemingly unrelated topics.
Violent Media is Good for Kids by Gerard Jones
Renowned comic-book author Gerard Jones argues that bloody videogames, gun-glorifying gangsta rap and other forms of 'creative violence' help far more children than they hurt, by giving kids a tool to master their rage. Appeared in Mother Jones online, June 28, 2000.