Mommy's Little Monster (Hardcover)

By Dawn McNiff, Kate Willis-Crowley (Illustrator)

Chicken House, 9780545480574, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2013



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!

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