The Monstrous Me series is a split perspective book looking at situations from another point of view to help children develop a sense of balance, roundedness and wellbeing. Readers can literally and figuratively, turn the story on its head, and look at the very same situations from different angles. In this first book, ‘My Mummy’s a Monster’ an inquisitive little girl is convinced her mum is a monster. But, is she really? When we look through her mummy’s eyes, we see a very different story.
My Mummy Is A Monster is available in ebook and paperback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.
My Mummy is a monster is a funny, entertaining children’s book which has quickly become a firm favourite with my children at bedtime.
The story is told from two different points of view, the children and mummy which I thought was very clever. My kids found it fascinating to read both sides and found it interesting to see how I might be feeling. It led to my seven year old saying ‘oh that’s why you do that’ which I found quite amusing.
The pictures are big and colourful which helped keep the kids interest as I was reading. They loved looking at them and seeing the little details in them and how they were different to the ones in the other side of the story. My seven year old commented that he liked how the monsters aren’t scary and have funny little details on then, like glasses, to show that they aren’t really a monster and aren’t really scary.
I would definitely recommend this book to other parents as my three have really enjoyed it. I would say it was suitable for 4-7 year olds as my two year old found it a little long and couldn’t sit through all of it. Although he loved looking at the pictures too.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Natalie Reeves Billing is a Liverpool lass with a dark sense of humour, which often spills onto the page. She loves to write spooky, fantastical stories for young audiences, and dabbles in poetry, contemporary fiction. Natalie spent most of her early career in the music industry as a performer and professional songwriter. This lead, almost inevitably, to storytelling. Natalie is an Arvon Foundation friend and is a student of the Golden Egg Academy. She is mentored under the Lloyds Bank SSE program, with her Bubs Literacy project. She is published in several anthologies with her poetry and flash fiction, including the Writing on the Wall, Read Now, Write Now, and is involved in several collaborations with fellow writers across poetry, song, and scriptwriting. Her new book, My Mummy is a Monster (part of the Monstrous Me collection) will be available in March 2020 and Carry Love in June 2020 Connect with Natalie on Twitter @BillingReeves.