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The Want Monsters: And How They Stopped Ruling My World


The Want Monsters: And How They Stopped Ruling My World

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    Available in PDF Format | The Want Monsters: And How They Stopped Ruling My World.pdf | English
    Chelo Manchego(Author)
What do you do when your inner "Want Monster" is out of control--again? This quirky, engaging picture book brings mindfulness practice to a problem that all kids--and even adults--can relate to.

It's a scenario that is familiar to all parents: you and your child are in a toy store, or walking past an ice cream truck and instantaneously, your child's "want monster" kicks into high gear. Often, giving in only leads to more and more wanting. What to do? "The Want Monsters" takes a unique and humorous look at how one boy learns how to calm Oskar, his "Want Monster." He says that often Oskar is a fun and lively companion, urging him to push the envelope in all sorts of situations--eating too much ice cream, playing video games until his thumbs fall off, needing to be the center of attention "way too much." But the boy gets tired of the drama and fallout from it, and, after getting some advice from a wise worm, finds a way to tame Oskar without hurting his feelings--or destroying the good and motivating energy that "wanting" can also generate. This is a warm and relatable story for children ages 4-8, with beautiful, bright drawings that are executed with humor and subtlety.

CHELO MANCHEGO is an artist and meditation practitioner who lives in Los Angeles, CA. "The Want Monsters" is his first book. His website is

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Book details

  • PDF | 32 pages
  • Chelo Manchego(Author)
  • Shambhala Publications Inc (21 Feb. 2017)
  • English
  • 3
  • Children's Books

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  • By Guest on 22 August 2017

    I found this book adorable. It's quirky and it touches a theme (uncontrollable wanting) that almost anybody can relate to. My students enjoyed it!

  • By Gary Ward on 18 April 2017

    Not very engaging.

  • By Guest on 24 February 2017

    Beautiful book with a powerful message. The gentle colours of the illustrations bring the story to life in a playful and uplifting way that mirrors the lighthearted voice of the narrator. Loved it.

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