Dawn McNiff Mommy's Little Monster

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Mommy's Little Monster

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9780545480574: Mommy's Little Monster

Tiny Troll throws a GIANT tantrum when Mommy goes out! What will soothe her little monster?

Tiny Troll loves his mommy. More than puddles. More than earwigs. But tonight, Mommy is going to a party, and Mrs. Hag is coming to babysit.

"I'm NOT a baby!" Tiny Troll wails, then refuses to give Mommy a kiss good-bye.

What a little monster!

He tosses his toys and THUMP-THUMP-THUMPS his tail and throws a great big tantrum. Nothing could stop him from crying. Except...

Was that warm mudmilk he smelled?

His mommy almost never let him have mudmilk!

An adorable storybook about those special (and a little bit scary) nights when Mommy goes out, the surprise delights a beloved babysitter (or grandma) can bring, and that magical, sleepy-time moment when Mommy comes back home -- with party treats!

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About the Author:

Dawn McNiff has worked as an advertising copywriter and a grief counselor, though her favorite job by far was working in a children's bookshop. She has an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University in Somerset, England, and she lives in Gloucestershire with her two teen daughters and Gooner, their big, bad dog.

Kate Willis-Crowley studied fine art at Reading University and completed her masters degree at the Royal College of Art in London. In addition to illustrating MOMMY'S LITTLE MONSTER, she is the author-artist of MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB and JACK AND JILL (both Hodder). She lives by the seaside in Ramsgate, England, with her cheeky little son, her tall bearded husband, and too many cats. Visit her website at www.katewilliscrowley.co.uk.

From School Library Journal:

PreS-K-When Mother Troll puts on her clodhoppers and pondweed cloak to go out for a party, Tiny Troll knows she's "the prettiest mommy ever," and when Mrs. Hag arrives to babysit, his tantrums set in. But a "mugful of mudmilk" in the "swamproom" and a grand storybook make his crying go away. When mom comes home, she brings him a lovely bag of worms and tucks him in gently. McNiff misses no opportunity for creative language celebrating monster culture; Mommy slimes her scales and curls her bristles. Willis-Crowley keeps the pace with enchanting scenes of affection, balanced with background details like a cupboard with Essence of Bog and Leech Treacle. Her cartoon watercolor, gouache, and pen and pencil illustrations depict a homey cave, complete with a googly-eyed headboard and itchy mats. This is one of those rare books that make children and adults get giggly.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VAα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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