30th out of 167 books — 195 voters
My Monster Mama Loves Me So
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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May 18, 2012 Darshana Khiani (Flowering Minds) rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.
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Nov 05, 2012 Comfort Olajide rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
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.
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.
May 15, 2010 Heidi rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
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.
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?
Dec 03, 2008 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This was okay. Interesting illustrations and comparisons between a monster's life and our own, but it didn't really catch our girls' interest. I picked it out because it was about Mamas loving their babies, and in that respect it was okay, but not our favorite.
I enjoyed the fun illustrations in this book and the love promoted in this book. I feel that this book would make a great lesson for students to work on multiplication. Students can also be inspired to create their own drawing of a monster at the end!
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 book gives children a different look on whoever your mom is, they love you very much. It may be a difficult book for children that do not have mother's to read, so I am not sure if I would have this in my classroom or not.