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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 . . .

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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
Format available for review:  print 
Will ship print books to:  USA & Canada
Tour datesOct 16 to 27, 2017
Content Rating: G

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 BloodmarkBloodrealms, 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.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

My Take:
Wow! This book was fun, cute, and a little disturbing! (smile) At least it wasn't teaching my kids anything new... All things they already do (or did when younger) to try to turn me into a monster. It is a humorous approach to things kids do to frustrate their mothers, like: smearing lunch all over themselves, tooting in public and blaming someone else, fighting with siblings, making up multiple excuses as to why they shouldn't have to go to bed on time, begging for just one more story, and so much more. The monster illustrations were cute, maybe even cuddly, and kind of favored aliens. Although, I am thinking if my kids did all this... I may not be the "cuddly" monster they were trying to turn me into. I just hope this book would give my kids new ideas... they have enough of their own when they are little.

My kids are older now 10 and 12, and this book is really geared more to younger children. But my ten year old did have fun reading it, and trying some things in silliness, such as hiding my phone and my purse and keys to see if I might turn into a monster. She said she really liked the book, but felt like some parts of it, such as smearing food all over yourself, were a bit on the baby"ish" side.  She actually wrote her own little review, and I was hoping to include it, but it seems to have disappeared somewhere in cyberspace. (Hoping to still find and add) 

Overall the story is fun and great for laughs.  I guess my biggest concern is that it might encourage kids to misbehave and find it funny not to do what the parent tells them. Apart from that, it could be used for teaching a lesson on what "not" to do. This book could be read by children with great reading skills, but parents may need to read to, or at least help, some children due to some pretty big words that could provide a challenge.  

I received this book courtesy of  ireadbooktours. I was not asked to review positively and all opinions are my own. 

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