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Five Ugly Monsters

Conspiratorial humor is a great way to prevent or undo irrational fears.

A remake of the rhyme "No more Monkeys Jumping on the Bed", that puts a young boy in charge of his monsters.

Brief Review

Tedd Arnold's positive perspective wins again. Conspiratorial humor is a great way to prevent or undo irrational fears: monsters are jumping on the bed, and one by one they bump their head. After five calls to the doctor, our little boy shouts, "NO MORE MONSTERS JUMPING ON THE BED." Children are shown that by refusing to take them seriously the monsters can be banished.  The monsters are amusing too.