Blog Tour stop for this original, fresh and clever children's book.
"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."
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.
This children book was such an original, fresh and clever idea!
The story is a split perspective half of the book is from the child's perspective and the other from the adults in this case the mothers. so you see the mummy been a monster in the child's eyes but them you see the mothers side busy and caring for her children.
I found this take on a children's story really clever and very funny in parts. With some fantastic rhymes and illustrations that are full of fun and packed with colour! The added elements of things to find on the pages were an extra treat too!
I found this read with my youngest provided the opportunity to have some great conversations about understanding peoples view points and while my son might not like or agree with everything I do (like bath-times! homework! and hair brushing!) its is all for good reason.
This was quite the thought provoking read as I am sure it would be for any parent and child, a great bedtime conversation piece and a firm favourite now in our household! I am looking forward to more in the series!
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.
Thank you to the Publisher and Author for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this novel and for the opportunity to review these works.
All reviews are my own unbiased opinion.