Signing Children’s Books: Go Away, Big Green Monster!

By John Miller
Thursday, March 7, 2019

This article is part of our “Signing Children’s Books” series, which highlights children’s books and pairs them with pre-built Signing Savvy word lists to help you get started with learning and signing the vocabulary in the book. Reading and literacy is so important. By sharing these pre-built word lists, we hope to cut down on prep time for families that are just beginning to learn ASL and hope you can find more comfort in sharing literacy with our young deaf children.

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley is another great book to sign with your children. It is a fun, non-scary way to discuss Monsters. This is a simple "take away/add to" book that is creatively put together so the readers see the image in the book transform as you turn each page. Young readers are always intrigued by the visual effects, but older readers enjoy it as well.

Learning Colors in ASL

This book focuses on vocabulary related to parts of the face and colors. We have a word list of colors and a handout of colors to help you review colors with your children.

Colors in American Sign Language (ASL)

Signing Savvy Member Feature: Download this image / flyer as a printable PDF page.

Extension Activities

There are a ton of really cute teaching activities that have been created over the years that go along well with this book to enhance the whole Big Green Monster experience. Checkout Pinterest for ways to keep the experience going!

If you like the book Go Away, Big Green Monster!, you might also want to check out these other books by the author: Glad Monster, Sad MonsterNighty Night, Little Green Monster, and Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug!

Get the Pre-Built Word List for this Book!

I hope through the Go Away, Big Green Monster! word list you will feel confident to share this story with your children. You can also bring up signs on the Signing Savvy Member App using the pre-built word list as you go through the book.

Word List for Go Away, Big Green Monster!

View word list of ASL signs for the book Go Away, Big Green Monster!

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