‘Mum! The Monsters!’ is the perfect book for little ones who are afraid of the dark
A fabulous book written by Liliana Cinetto and wonderfully illustrated by Poly Bernatene
Mum! The Monsters! helps small children realise that they do not have to be afraid at bedtime
Quite a few children are scared of the dark – they think there are monsters lurking in the bedroom, in wardrobes and closets, and under the bed. This is a book that can help them in a fun and adventurous way.
‘Mum! The Monsters’ defiantly gets an excellent review for us – and rightly so!
We purchased the paperback version which is 24cm x 24cm and consists of 29 pages. The words are written in lowercase. They are clear, and easy for confident, early readers to start tackling.
If your child cannot read, or prefers you to read the story to them, they will certainly have a blast observing the illustrations! (Make sure they keep an eye out for the little blue teddy bear on nearly every page!)
‘Mum! The Monsters! is a highly entertaining storybook, and the amazing illustrations help to relieve the tension that many children suffer at bedtime.
The only thing is as it deals with monsters, the illustrations may scare younger, sensitive children.
But as the story goes on, the illustrations become very comical, and the aim is to get your child laughing at these scary figures and realising that they are silly and harmless.
The hero of the day is ‘Mum’ – Normally mum goes into her little boys bedroom, turns on the light and sings him songs until he falls back to sleep. But one day, she decides to tell him “You’re a big boy now. You shouldn’t be afraid any more”. Then she takes drastic action right before his wide eyes! Mum comes to the rescue armed with her very own special weapons to erase monsters from the home once and for all!
Mum! – The Monsters! – such a great story written by Liliana Cinetto, fabulous illustrations by Poly Bernatene. (The U.S title is called ‘Mom! The Monsters!)
This is a great story not only for Halloween, but also any time of the year. It is especially aimed at children who are afraid of going to bed at night. This book teaches them that there’s no need to be scared of hairy monsters with sharp teeth that smell of dirty socks. Ghosts that float around trailing dust and cobwebs. Witches with messy hair and yellow eyes. And huge ogres with mouths full of green drool. It’s these monsters who need to be very afraid, because tonight they have met their match, and this hero doesn’t need a cape!
Always support your child, never ridicule their fears – help them to overcome their fears in a gentle way
See the video of our storyteller Sherry reading ‘Mum, The Monsters!’
Sherry has included a bonus feature that has questions to get your child talking and thinking about ‘being afraid of monsters’
Please drop a comment and let us know how your child reacted to the story!
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