I Need My Monster is a wonderful book that describes various monsters that a young child needs because their monster went "out fishing" for the evening.
This lesson plan has the students practicing the skills of visualizing, or creating mental pictures, as they read. The lesson plan also has the students finding the clues that the author provides to help them with their mental pictures.
The second part of the product has the students creating their own monsters. Then, they must write a piece that describes their monster so that others can pick out their drawing by the way they described it. A great and engaging way to incorporate writing!