My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires,


My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things [Reading] ➭ My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things ➵ Judith Viorst – Thomashillier.co.uk MY MAMA SAYS Maybe there isn t any mean eyed monster with long slimy hair and pointy claws going scritchyscratch, scritchy scritchy scratch outside his window And maybe there isn t a Thing in his yard MY MAMA SAYS Maybe there Says There Kindle Õ isn t any mean eyed monster with long slimy hair and pointy claws going scritchyscratch, scritchy scritchy scratch outside his window And maybe there isn t a Thing in his yard, coming to swallow him up His Mama says there positively aren t Butsometimes even Mamas make mistakes Yes, once she said there wasn t any cream cheese for his sandwich, and then My Mama PDF/EPUB ² he found it underneath the lettuce And once she said his tooth would fall out Thursday, and then it stayed till Sunday after lunch And once he told her chocolate nut and she brought back rum raisin Yessometimes even Mamas make mistakes And so, when his Mama says that no creature is reaching out its hand, to pinch him or squinch him or push him or squush him or Mama Says There Epub á worse, can he believe her For lots of times a Mama makes mistakes But when it comes to demons and fiends and other bedtime terrors, sometimes even Mamas can be trusted.

  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things
  • Judith Viorst
  • English
  • 24 October 2017
  • 0689301022

About the Author: Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst is the author Says There Kindle Õ of several works of fiction and non fiction for children as well as adults Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, her most famous children s book, was first published in and has since sold over two million copies Ms Viorst received a BA in History from Rutgers University, and she is also a graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic My Mama PDF/EPUB ² Institute where she is a research affiliate She began her career as a poet and has since completed six collections of poems for adults Her first novel for adults, Murdering Mr Monti, was published in and her most recent work of non fiction, Imperfect Control, was published in January by Simon and Schuster Her book Necessary Losses, published in , appeared for almost two years on The Mama Says There Epub á New York Times best seller list in hardcover and paperback Ms Viorst s children s books include The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, The Alphabet From Z to A, and the Alexander stories Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday, Alexander, Who s Not Do You Hear Me I Mean It Going to Move and, of course, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Ms Viorst lectures widely on a variety of topics, ranging from the subjects of loss and control to children s literature She resides in Washington, DC with her husband Milton, a political writer They have three sons, Anthony, Nicholas and Alexander, and two perfect grandchildren, Miranda and Brandeis.



10 thoughts on “My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things

  1. Cana Cana says:

    Mommy says Really funny book about a kid whose Mama tells him there aren t any Zombies, etc., then he counters her each time with a tale of when she was wrong So if she was wrong all those times, is she right or wrong about the zombies and monsters and such Really cute and fun for Halloween or any time of the year.When our sitter read this book to my daughter, about halfway through, my daughter announced, MY Mommy NEVER makes mistakes I understand that I have about 7years before she Mommy says Really funny book about a kid whose Mama tells him there aren t any Zombies, etc., then he counters her each time with a tale of when she was wrong So if she was wrong all those times, is she right or wrong about the zombies and monsters and such Really cute and fun for Halloween or any time of the year.When our sitter read this book to my daughter, about halfway through, my daughter announced, MY Mommy NEVER makes mistakes I understand that I have about 7years before she figures out that am just as flawed as the next fool

  2. Christy Brown Christy Brown says:

    I really liked this book it has simplicity to it that thepopular books of today do not have The basic colors of the illustrations being in black, looks like the illustrator used pencil to sketch the pictures or at least that is what it looks like to me I like the story as well that the child is questioning his mother and if she is telling him the truth or is she making a mistake just like he does sometimes I like the book in the fact that it tells a story that students can relate to ab I really liked this book it has simplicity to it that thepopular books of today do not have The basic colors of the illustrations being in black, looks like the illustrator used pencil to sketch the pictures or at least that is what it looks like to me I like the story as well that the child is questioning his mother and if she is telling him the truth or is she making a mistake just like he does sometimes I like the book in the fact that it tells a story that students can relate to about everyday events and the fears of what my students are feeling

  3. HeavyReader HeavyReader says:

    Proves that mothers aren t always right This is a good lessons for both kids and moms I think this book is really funny and fun One of my favorites

  4. Jj Jj says:

    So far I really enjoyed reading this authors books Her writing style is great and extraordinary I love her imagination on this book and her details.

  5. Cassandra Gelvin Cassandra Gelvin says:

    Maybe there aren t any ghosts, but there definitely are things.I remember enjoying this book as a child Which is kind of strange, because as an adult, it almost seems like it might be too scary for a child Maybe too scary for a young child.The story a little boy, about six or seven, is talking about various things that he s afraid of His mama says that the monsters he s afraid of aren t really there There s no monster scratching at his window there s no vampire flying over his house there Maybe there aren t any ghosts, but there definitely are things.I remember enjoying this book as a child Which is kind of strange, because as an adult, it almost seems like it might be too scary for a child Maybe too scary for a young child.The story a little boy, about six or seven, is talking about various things that he s afraid of His mama says that the monsters he s afraid of aren t really there There s no monster scratching at his window there s no vampire flying over his house there s no ghost in his closet But it alternates between talking about how his mama says they don t exist, and relating events where his mama was wrong But yesterday my mama said I couldn t have some cream cheese on my sandwich, because, she said, there wasn t anyAnd then I found the cream cheese under the lettuce in back of the Jello So sometimes even mamas make mistakes Things that humanize the mother.I think that was something I really appreciated as a child, that my parents, my mother especially, weren t afraid to admit when they were wrong, or had made a mistake, and read books like this that depict the parent as not always being in the right But Monday Mama said she put my crayons on my shelf Just use your eyes, she said, and you will find them I can t You can I can t You can I can t All right I ll find them, she said not very nicely But, guess what She couldn t, too So sometimes even mamas make mistakes And the very last one in the book is that a creature is coming after him, and he s afraid because the creature grabs him And it turns out that it s not a creature but his mama in a blanket And the last two sentences are, Well, sometimes even mamas make mistakes But sometimes they don t The illustrations are really well done black and white ink drawings A lot of the subtle detail on the monsters implies that they are actually everyday objects that the boy is misinterpreting For example, the ghost in his closet s tie is partly made of a sock, suggesting that the ghost is made of a pile of clothes.I would be wary of reading this to an overly sensitive child, although I would identify my child self as a easily scared and I wasn t messed up The monsters, while not realistic, might put ideas in the child s head, like a fiend that sneaked into his lower bunk And he s sniffing around for a boy to eat, and I m the boy that he s sniffing, and My mama says no fiends have sneaked in here I guess it captures the insecurity of childhood with a vivid imagination, where you can t be sure that things aren t out to get you And you know your parents are reassuring you, but can you trust them when you know they make mistakes The book doesn t really resolve this question In the last case, it s his mom in a blanket, but what about the others There s no answers at the end It s a lot like one of the author s other books, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, where one of the last sentences is, Some days are like that And you have to deal with it It s a very realistic message, with nothing sugarcoated It s true and it resonated with me as a child I worried about a lot of things and identified with this child.I guess the lack of realism in the drawings of the monsters is what made this not as scary to me as a child, and that monsters were not really what I worried about The realism of the story and the humanizing of the mother are really good.But know your child Know whether this will add to their worries or ease them.Message Parents are human, too, but they really love you and want what s best for you.Forchildren s book reviews, see my website at

  6. Brett Brett says:

    I m not quite sure why the bebe likes this one, especially because it s so different from the ones that she usually likes She hangs onto the repetitionso than others and I dig the crazy 70 s vibe of it Specifically Mama s bellbottom and loose sweater vest getups topped with a head rap More fun for Dad than bebe ultimately because the artwork has a Silverstein quality and is recognizable in its own right But for a 1 1 2 year old, I can get through waypages of this before she gets I m not quite sure why the bebe likes this one, especially because it s so different from the ones that she usually likes She hangs onto the repetitionso than others and I dig the crazy 70 s vibe of it Specifically Mama s bellbottom and loose sweater vest getups topped with a head rap More fun for Dad than bebe ultimately because the artwork has a Silverstein quality and is recognizable in its own right But for a 1 1 2 year old, I can get through waypages of this before she gets bored than others

  7. Bryce Decker Bryce Decker says:

    This is a silly story of a boy telling his mom what he s afraid of and her telling him they re not real The boy then provides an example of when his mom was wrong countering it could be real because she makes makes mistakes too.

  8. Erin Dunlavy Erin Dunlavy says:

    I loved this book when I was little When I got it to read to my little girl tonight I was shocked to see it was published the year I was born I am not old, I m classic This book is classic A really fun read that gets the child mind Good and scary illustrations.

  9. Laurel L. Perez Laurel L. Perez says:

    This may be adated read, but it was clever, and endearing.

  10. Melissa Melissa says:

    Sometimes even Mamas make mistakes.

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