Morning Everyone! Absolutely DELIGHTED to be on another of Natalie Reeves Billings blog tours! Now I do hate WordPress sometimes though as I wrote an AWESOME review and it didn’t save it 😦 so this is my second attempt! We were big fans on Natalies other ‘Monster’ book so read on to see what we thought in this house!
The Monstrous Me collection are split perspective books looking at situations from other points of view, helping 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 second book, ‘My Daddy is a Monster’ a curious little boy is convinced his dad is a monster. But, is he really? When we look through his dad’s eyes, we see a very different story.
So here we go again, second attempt let’s do this awesome book justice!
As above we really loved our first experience of Natalies writing and it was ‘My Mummy is A Monster’ so when I saw the tour for this next book ‘My Daddy is a Monster’ well I just couldn’t let that opportunity pass me by!
Yet again I’m so glad I am taking part in this tour! The rhyming text for us is a huge hit! The words just roll off of your tongue as the reader and it really got my son engaged he did not take his eyes off the book until it was finished!He’s since kept asking me to read it to him again! And well.. who am I to deny him!
I can’t remember if I really noticed little things going on in the background of the last book but this one had me giggling to myself at the illustrations through out! The little things going on in the background like when mum steps on the Lego!
One thing I love as the parent is how it’s the EXACT same story twice, most of the words and sentences are the same, but altered to fit the parents POV and the children’s POV! I find that so so clever!
I can see how kids can see us as monsters for the things we ask them to do but it really did have me giggle when dad describes dinner time! That’s EXACTLY how it is in our house and you just have to see the funny side and this book really does a great job of that!
Another fun, exciting, funny, educational a little to parents (how it feels for children), very colourful and beautifully written with the poetry like writing!
We are still MASSIVE fans of Natalies and cannot wait to read ‘Ben and the Bug’ which is next on our agenda, a little story to help children understand Corona Virus! So watch this space!
Anyway, massive fans, amazing writing, funny, enjoyable for both parents and children so it just HAS to be another 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ for Natalie!
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.
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
How to Contact the Author
Connect with Natalie on Twitter @BillingReeves.
So I hope you all enjoyed this review 😀 keep your eyes peeled as I’m on the tour for another of this Authors books very very soon!
Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of this book to review and to Anne at Random Things Tours for another awesome tour and for providing us bloggers with such a huge range of genres to choose from 🙂
Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum