Munster Cookies children's book is a story for children afraid of the dark and Monsters. Created by author, Regina Romain, who was once a child afraid of the unknown.
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Book Review – Munster Cookies
September 15, 2014 | Anxiety, Book Review, Children | 0 comments | Author: Nicky
For many children fears of the dark or monsters in the cupboard or under the bed can make going to sleep rather challenging. This lovely story de-catastophises the fear of the imagination and would be a great book to read before going to bed.
Pin Munster Cookies is a picture book for children about making darkness in the bedroom a safe and comfortable place. It is about a little boy who decides to make friends with the monster under his bed by giving him cookies and milk. When he peeps under the bed, instead of finding the monster, he sees nothing but crumbs.
Aimed at children 2-6 years old. Included in the book is a recipe for Munster Cookies which is a fun activity for the whole family to do.
It is written for the US market with ‘mom’ rather than ‘mum’, but fear of monsters is universal, and this affects children all over the world. I am sure many children (and parents) will identify with this little boy and his battle with his fear of the dark and the monster under his bed.
Well done Regina on creating a story to help young children beat their fear of monsters in the dark!
|Posted on February 20, 2014 at 8:35 PM||comments (1)|
The story time story, Munster Cookies, givesa child power to control and acknowledge their fears by arming them with the same comfort as to what the story is about; a little boy who decides to befriend the monster hiding under his bed by giving him monster cookies and milk. The recipe for Munster Cookies is included. A tangible feeling of security as in giving the child a lovey object such as a stuffed animal, doll, or special blanket to make the scary things go away. The story also helps to boost literacy, build self-esteem and develop problem-solving skills.
Dr. Mary Dobbins, an assistant professor of pediatrics and child psychiatry at Southern Illinois University advises, by giving the fear a name “MunsterCookies” and arming the child with a comfort item “Milk and Cookies” will help them sleep soundly. And Mary Susan Esther, M.D., president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says,“The tryptophan in milk will help you feel sleepy, but you need some carbs to get it where you want it to go in your brain.” Cookies are the doctor’s carb of choice in which she says, “Make sure to choose a low-fat variety and eat them in moderation.”
There are surprisingly no picture books designed for children that flip the thing that scares them into a tangible comfort. No child could be afraid of monsters after reading Munster Cookies. The author puts a humorous and tasteful twist to the age-old problem of monsters and scarythings thought to be hiding in the dark. Therefore, parents eager to calm a child’s fear should read this monster bedtime story to help them get to sleep. And a little treat never hurts.