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My Mummy Is A Monster by Natalie Reeves Billing

Genre: Picture Book
Source: Random Things Tours
Publisher: Lollipop Lodge
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

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 Thoughts

I was curious about this book, a children’s book where it says that the mother is a monster? Why? How someone could say this from a mother? But, as I am sure you know you don’t have to judge a book by the cover, there’s more behind this book than what you see at first sight!
The illustrations are colourful and the prose is written like a verse, I am sure you’ll feel identified with the scenes of the story, but why this mum is a monster? Because there are always two sides of each story and depending on who is telling it the monster changes.
Oh yes, this is a book about motherhood; an interesting way to show the little ones that depending on who is telling the story the situations can change drastically. Something quite interesting to show our little ones that the parents are not “monsters”, simply doing the best way they can their job of being good parents.
I find that this is a great book to read to the little ones, they will laugh at the daily scenes because they will remember their thoughts on it and they will understand that there are not monsters, only parents who love their children and take care of them! A quite interesting way to show respect and empathy to the parents without noticing it.
I really can’t wait to discover the next books of this series, I am sure they will be really interesting.


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.