Heartwarming story about a little girl named Martina who is afraid of monsters under her bed. The little girl asks her father for help and he assures her, "I will fight monsters for you." In the upside down world there is a little monster girl named Anitram who is afraid of humans under her bed. Her dad also assures her, "I will fight fears for you."
Beautiful story - excellent discussion potential.
What if an entire world of MONSTERS lived underneath your floor? Martina is having trouble sleeping because she is afraid monsters might break through the floor and bring her into the monster world where she’ll have to learn how to scare humans. Meanwhile, Anitram, a little girl monster, is also having trouble sleeping. There’s a noisy little human jumping on the bed in the upside-down world under her floor! Martina and Anitram have more in common than they realize and when a mysterious hole opens up in the floor between their worlds, they are in for a big surprise! A beautiful and clever tale that makes a perfect bedtime story for anyone who is afraid of (or wants to become friends with) a monster!
I have created 15 book extension activities:
Let’s Take a Picture Walk
I Wonder (Formulating Questions)
Compare and Contrast
All About Martina
Making Connections – Text to Self
Making Connections – Text to Text
Lesson of the Story
Wanted: Monster (Drawing Activity)
Family Portraits (Drawing Activity)
What Do You Think? Writing Activity
3,2,1 Writing Activity
Simple Book Review (Two Options)