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.
I read this book last night and I thought that it was brilliant, it is the follow up to My Mummy is a Monster that I read earlier this year and it is just as good!
I loved the way that the story was told, firstly through the eyes of the children and then you flip the book over and get to read the same story through the eyes of the dad, it is very well done. The rhyming nature of the story was great too, it had a brilliant flow and the illustrations are simply superb and they really bring the story to life – I thought it was excellent all round!
It is 5 stars from me for this book, I loved the images and the story is excellent – very well done and definitely one I will be recommending – I loved it – another fabulous book from this author too!!
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.
Connect with Natalie on Twitter @BillingReeves.