“My mummy is a monster that no one can see,
And nobody knows but my brother and me,
I told Dad, but he already knew,
So now we think maybe our Dad is one too!”
Why Did I Read This Book?
I was approached by the fabulous author of this book, Natalie Reeves Billing, to see if I would like a sneak preview. I was delighted to be given the opportunity and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love an illustrated children’s book from time to time.
What Did I Think?
My Mummy Is A Monster is the first book in the Monstrous Me collection and if the ones to come are as good as this one, I think I may have my new favourite children’s series.
The first part of the book focuses on the children who believe that their mummy is a monster because of all the ‘horrible’ things she makes them do. You know the usual things we hated as a child, such as brushing our hair, walking ANYWHERE and having to take a bath. We follow the children on a typical day and get to see exactly why they think their mummy is a monster.
Yet, perhaps what I love most about this book, is the second part. We now see the mummy and why she thinks her children are monsters! We see her struggle through a normal day, listening to the children moan at anything she asks them to do. This back-to-back child and parent perspective allows us to understand both sides of the story.
I really loved this book and the illustrations are just fantastic. I think Natalie Reeves Billing is so clever in creating such a unique book that shows there’s always two sides to a story.
It is available to buy on Amazon from May 5th and is one that surely every family in lockdown needs right now. There’s also a little interactive game you can play whilst reading to keep your own little monsters at bay.