Book Title: How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster by Aurora Whittet
Category: Children's Fiction, 40 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Wise Ink Publishing
Release date: Oct 2, 2017
Tour dates: Oct 16 to 27, 2017
Content Rating: G
Do you like smearing your lunch all over yourself? Do you fight with your sister just because she's there? Do you find yourself unable to go to bed because mysterious ninjas keep stealing your pajamas? Then you're a little monster! Guess what: Mom can be a monster too! It's up to you to make your mom's monster come out to play . . .
I've been reading kidlit for years, first with my kids, who are now teens, and then just for the pleasure of rediscovering the joy of seeing the world through young eyes. I can spot a good children's book right away, from the cover to the title, it begs to be picked up. That's so true for How to Turn Your Mom Into a Monster. I mean, look at that cover. It's hilarious, eye-catching and speaks volumes. And that catchy title...even now my kids can turn me into a monster!
This book highlights normal kid behavior as children learn to explore and navigate their world as a means to get a mother's attention and turn her into a monster. Such as smearing lunch all over themselves and running around laughing rather than putting on their jammies and getting ready for bedtime! This book made me nostalgic. It made me laugh. It brought back wonderful memories.
Although it can be frustrating to clean up the mess of our little ones, the message to parents is clear. Be patient with your child and laugh it off. Look beyond the messes and embarrassing behaviors to the joy children experience when learning about life. It is evident that Whittet is a mom who understands children and the crazy side of parenting. Like Robert Munsch and Shel Silverstein, Whittet brings out that wild, silly and hilarious side of parenting to offset the stresses.
I also love the layout of the book. It is so appealing to the eye. From the adorable colorful monsters to the variations in font, this book stands out. It's perfect to read at bedtime. Little ones are sure to love this one, and moms will rejoice in the knowledge that even after we turn into monsters, we can cuddle, kiss and tell our children we love them, and all will be well. Highly recommended!
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Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed Bloodmark, Bloodrealms, and Bloodmoon of the Bloodmark Saga trilogy, Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love, and How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster. She's a national award-winning graphic designer in her day job. Aurora lives with her family in Minnesota.
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