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 . . .




“I loved it!  It made me giggle!”
— Roman O., age 7

“This book is silly, Mommy!”
— Liv E., age 3

“Mommy, it is so funny!  Let’s do that page with the unicorn and ogre again.”
— Eloise O., age 4

“Good book! Mom, I tooted.”
— Wilson Q., age 3

“Bahahahahaahahahaha hahahaha ha ha ha!”
— Drew P., age 5


Gold Winner at Benjamin Franklin Book Awards 2018 IBPA

2018 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Finalist

Midwest Book Review

How to Turn Your Mom Into a Monster was inspired by Aurora Whittet’s five-year-old son and his friends and offers a positive perspective of young trouble-makers and their antics.
Parents who look for creative, fun read-alouds for youngsters attracted to funny-looking monsters and picture book stories that include psychological insights will relish this story of how children have about ten hours in a day to turn a smiling mother into a Cuddly Monster.
This account takes the form of a how-to manual that gives clues on how to ‘bother Mom’ that range from flinging her purse into the floor and writing her name on the wall with her lipstick to starting a fake fight with one’s sibling.
The purpose? More bed-time cuddles. But, bed-time is the prime time for resistance…isn’t it?
Kids and parents will relish a funny story that takes many unexpected turns and encourages dialogue and laughter in read-aloud settings.
Too many bedtime and read-aloud picture books are overly predictable. The serious and fun story presented here offers exceptional psychological insights in a fun and different story, not to be missed.
– D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review