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My Monster Mama Loves Me So

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  699 ratings  ·  79 reviews
She tucks me tightly into bed,
then asks me id my spider's fed
and hangs my favorite bat above me.
That's how I know my mama loves me!
At once tender and funny, this monster bedtime story is guaranteed to generate giggles, tickles, and plenty of monster hugs.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published August 20th 2002 by HarperCollins (first published September 29th 1999)
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"My monster mama loves me so!
Let me tell you how I know;
When I wake up, she tweaks my nose,
tickles all my pointy toes,
combs the cobwebs from my bangs,
and make sure that I brush my fangs...

This adorable rhyming book is the perfect nighttime read. Mama Monster dotes on her little one and pours her love out on her.

"She gives me great big hairy hugs,/bakes me cookies filled with bugs,.../she sings a monster lullaby/of things that shriek and moan and creep...soothing things to help me sleep."

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Title: My Monster Mama Loves Me So
Author: Laura Leuck
Illustrator: Mark Buehner
Date of Publication: 1999

Genre: Fiction, Picture book
Summary: A sweet story about the many ways monster momma shows her love for her monster son from tweaking his nose and tickling his pointy toes to making sure his spider's fed.

Evaluative Commentary: Great book for kindergarden age students! Can be part of a Halloween reading unit or a fun twist on Mother's day theme.There is a repeated refrain “My monster mama loves
Meg McGregor
What a great and fun read! Not only is this a wonderful story to read at bed time or nap time, it also helps children learn, that monsters aren't necessarily scary.

This little monster's Mother is absolutely great!

She wakes her boy up by tweaking his nose, tickling all his toes, combing all the cobwebs from his bangs, and makes sure he brushes his fangs.

She bakes him cookies filled with bugs. Yummy?!?

She takes him to the swamp to swim.

She comes to all his beastball games.

When the moon sets in t
Darshana Khiani (Flowering Minds)
A monsterly good book. Love the silly, rhyming text and the detailed, colorful illustrations showing the monster world. Some monster book illustrations just focus on the monster and maybe a few other nearby objects; this book does it throughout and beautifully. The creaky floor-boards and cobwebs in the house, to a green murky swamp with billowing trees and an amphibious lifeguard, to a park bench at night with an owl perched on a tree with bats flying around.

It was no surprise that half the KG
Comfort Olajide
I read this book it is about a boy and his monster mama who is fond of her child from the minutes he wakes up, she will comb cobwebs from his bangs (fringe of hair) fallen over the forehead and make sure she brushed his fangs, until the time he goes to bed and fed the son's spider. In between she bakes him cookies filled with bugs, takes him to the swamp to swim and shows him how to disappear, takes him to the park to star gaze after dark, then sings him lulabbies to help him sleep. On a rainy a ...more
Every monster mamma needs to read this sweet little story to her monster child. Sweet little story that parents often bring to school and read to our PreK and K classes as we celebrate Silly Monster Day.
Katie Newton
This book was really fun. I was only a few pages in when I already had a whole story time planned. My kids thought it was relatable and a little silly.
This is perfect for my story time purposes. Not too long, rhyming words, and a sweet monster story, not scary. Reading it tomorrow at 10:30!
I love to read aloud books that rhyme, and this one is both sweet and silly. This would be an excellent choice for Halloween time — or anytime.
I liked how the monster talked about what his mommy did for him and how he told us that our mommies love us too.
Samantha Matiz
This book is great to read during nap time or bed time; especially for children are afraid of "monsters" this story will give a monster a different look and a different meaning of being afraid at bed time.
A favorite picture book illustrated by Utahn Mark Buehner
Casey Browning
This is a good read for the little ones.
Flora loved this book
Alison Slack
Language Feature: Rhyming
This is a fun book to read around Mother's Day. It centers around a genderless monster child who lists all of the ways his monster mother shows that she loves him/her. Funny things like swimming in the swamp, hiding from the humans, playing beastball, etc. The best part of the book are the spooky illustrations, Buehner adds all sorts of small details like flying saucers, and a hunt to find the dinosaur and rabbit hidden on each page. Observant young readers will love identifying all of the detai ...more
A sweet little picture book where a little monster describes all of the things that that his mother does that tells him she loves him, including taking him to the swamp to swim and combs the cobwebs from his bangs. The book is aimed at ages five to eight and is beautifully illustrated with images of the three eyed monster mama taking care of and supporting her child. This turns out to be a fun book for mothers to share with children or for children's librarians to share at story hour. Recommende ...more
With rhyming text and hidden pictures in the illustrations, this book is perfect for storytime with young students. I actually did this with K-6 before Halloween, but it would also work well for Mother's Day. I had the students verbally describe where they found the hidden bunny or cat, etc. For some it was quite a challenge--they could see it but not describe the spot to others. We talked about the specificity in descriptions needed so that others can understand and find what we mean.
A book my 6 yr old as well as my twin 3 yr olds loved. A solid reading level 1 book, this cute story keeps all ages engaged with the bright colorful pictures and cute story. A great addition to any children's library.
MOMMY: This book is adorable in every way possible. It's a book perfect for growing with a child because they will understand more and notice more in the illustrations as they get older. I love looking at the illustrations because every time we read the book I notice something new.

PEANUT: He's just to the point that he is understanding how funny the words are and he loves looking at the pictures and pointing to things he sees.
I thought this was a fun twist on how parents show their love. The pictures are large and colorful and creepy with three-eyed monsters, snakes, bats, and other such delectable critters. I also enjoyed that human children were the scary creatures for monsters. This is up there with Rick Walton's A Very Hairy Scary Story. Both could be good for Halloween . . . but would also be appropriate at other times of the year.
This was a fun book with lots of great illustrations. The kindergartners and first graders both loved the story. I tried something new with them while I read this story and frequently asked them questions about what we read or saw in the illustrations, or what they thought would happen next. It was satisfying to see how well they payed attention and how creative they could be with their predictions.
We read this book so often that we had to buy another copy. It was a favorite of Grant's when he was about 2 or 3 and we read it and re-read it. The story is presented in rhyme and I still have it memorized even though I haven't read it in a few years. "My monster mama loves me so. Let me tell you how I know. When I wake up she tweaks my nose and tickles all my pointy nose." Well... you get the idea.
Used this as a Thu. supplemental in my "For Mom" preschool storytime--suggestions from Sarah N. It was a perfect first book to use. It was funny and the pictures go along with it well. I unfortunately had a quiet, non-interactive group. So I'm not sure if they didn't get it or if they just didn't laugh out loud. It was still a better choice than the long ones I had picked on Tue.
I will admit I like this book more than my four year old. Or at least more than he lets on, it a funny play on words through the whole book, about all the things a monster mama does for her child. Similar but different than what a human mom would do. I find it so cute, and my kids allow me to read it night after night, and giggle at some of the things monster mama does.
Avery Stevens
This is my FAVORITE kids book in the entire world! My Mommy used to read this to me when I was younger and even when I was in her stomach she read it to me and I enjoyed it! I know that this book brings back a LOT of memories and I will treasure this book forever and ever! It will be passed down through generations. Its such a cute, loving book.
This is a great book, the story is cute and clever because it all rhymes. :o)
I especially like it for younger children because it's a quick read with the rhyming and it introduces some new vocabulary we can discuss such as fangs, bangs, tweaks, blaze just to name a few.
Big Bright eye catching pictures illustrated by Mark Buehner.
This book is so charming! How does she love me? Let me count the ways. Baby monster points out in rhyming verse all the ways his mother shows her love. It's a very gentle tale to read anytime but also great for Halloween for the very little ones. Written back in 2000 and discovered by me in 2013, it is now a new favorite.
Crystal Marcos
I disagree with the book being too scary. I think it is great to start early teaching your child that there is no such thing as monsters and there is no need to be afraid of them. What better way than to show it through a story of a monster mama loving her monster little one?
Joseph Saborio
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