My Mum's a Bug-Eyed Monster
Author: Andy Rigden
Every child is worried that their mum might embarrass them in front of their friends, but only I have to worry that she’ll scare them. My Mum’s a Bug-Eyed Monster is a bright, funny, warm-hearted book about being and feeling different.
Category: Tiny Tree
“Some mums are small and dainty. Some mums are tall and elegant. My Mum stomps around the house like a baby elephant!”
Mums come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s never been a mum quite like this. With boggly eyes and arms like a gorilla’s, she can pull up tiny trees and terrifies teachers in the playground. So when she heads into school for sports day, she unleashes an afternoon of monster mayhem.
My Mum’s A Bug-Eyed Monster is the debut picture book by writer and illustrator team, Andy Rigden and Jim Landen. It’s about feeling different, unstoppable mums and wellie boots.
About the Author
A copywriter and creative director by background, Andy Rigden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children. In over 20 years tapping away for brands and businesses, Andy’s words have appeared on everything from TV ads to t-shirts. Away from a keyboard, Andy’s happiest wheezing around a five-aside football pitch or urging the mighty Palace up the table.
About the Illustrator
Having spent most of his working life in advertising and design, Jim Landen left the world of late lunches and even later nights to do what he loves best: drawing! From working on huge corporate accounts, James now finds himself with much more colourful, whimsical and fun tasks at hand. His style is warm and fun, using little details to engage the reader even further. James is married with three children and can be found being dragged around Greenwich Park by his dog Sid.