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 . . .
My boys enjoy monster books very much and How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster was a cute, tongue in cheek story that captured their interest and had them giggling and often times saying “uh-oh” with big wide eyes. This is a story about a child who is trying to turn his mom into a monster before he goes to bed and does so with some questionable and hilarious means. As I read to my boys I was pleased to hear that neither one would attempt to turn me into a monster in the ways the book suggested. They agreed they had their own tricks for that…
The illustrations are lavish and brilliantly colored and pull both young and old into the story. The favorite part for both boys was the “Reason Chart” for why they can’t go to sleep. They enjoyed the poll like reasons as to why they could not possibly go to bed and often go back to that page to get more reasons.
This was a fun, albeit a bit scary read for a mom, which in a roundabout way shows just how much a child wants to spend time with their parent. And monsters are cool.
I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions stated are my own.
Meet the Author:
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.