Tuesday 26th May
“My mummy’s a monster that no one can see, And nobody knows but my brother and me.
I told Dad, but he said he already knew.
So, now we think maybe our dad is one too!”
Natalie Reeves Billing will be reading from her new book ‘My Mummy is a Monster’ a book written to help struggling families communicate in the Coronavirus crisis and beyond.
‘My Mummy Is A Monster’ is the first in the ‘Monstrous Me’ collection, which have a unique back-to-back parent and child version, format.
“Children can literally and figuratively, turn the story on its head,” added Natalie. “It’s a cathartic experience for both parent and child and as the series goes on more aspects of family life will be involved.”
Children’s author Natalie Reeves Billing is from Liverpool and started her career writing songs and music before travelling to America as part of a signed music act where she stayed for many years. On returning home to Merseyside and starting her family, the talented poet and songwriter used her skills in rhyming to begin writing poems and short stories for friends and family, before being encouraged to put pen to paper to create her own children’s books. Following the creation of her online ‘den’ Lollipop Lodge, the author began to shape the Monstrous Me collection.The series is a production of her work as a social entrepreneur and owner of Split Perspectivz which encourages school children from under privileged backgrounds to use storytelling as a way of therapy. The work she has already carried out in areas of the City of Liverpool have been met with great acclaim and Natalie hopes that with the new series of works, her ethos to encourage better understanding and wellbeing in families will spread even further.