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 turn the story on its head and look at the very same situations from different angles. In this book, ‘My Daddy is a Monster’ an inquisitive little boy is convinced his dad is a monster. But, is he really? When we look through his daddy’s eyes, we see a very different story.
My Daddy’s A Monster is available in ebook and paperback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.
My daughter was a huge fan of My Mummy’s A Monster so I was very excited to learn that the author had written another book in the series. Once again this was a huge hit with my daughter and soon became a regular night time read. I think I actually know the book off by heart now as I have read it so many times.
As mentioned in the blurb the book is told from two perspectives one from the children and one from the parents which I think is a very clever idea. It helps children to understand why parents say no to things sometimes and why they react the way they do. My daughter often said to me whilst reading, ‘oh so that’s why we aren’t allowed to do that’, so the books message does get through!
The book is full of wonderful full page illustrations which are really bright and detailed. My daughter spent ages looking at them and enjoyed finding little details that she had missed previously. The one difference I found between this book and the previous one was there was a bit of naughty humour running through it which my daughter found hilarious, there was also some adult humour as there were a couple of times I found myself laughing whilst my daughter just looked at me confused.
Overall we absolutely loved this book and I would really recommend them as bedtime reading for children. My daughter has constantly requested it since we got our copy and has even slept with it under her pillow on a few occasions as she liked it so much.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to the author 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.