Are Mummies scared of monsters? Written and illustrated by Fransie Frandsen

Thank you to Amber Choudhary of Midas PR for the invitation to read and review this picture book for children. This is book three in the Alexander’s Questions series, available in paperback and ebook.


Are Mummies scared of monsters?

There’s a noisy monster under Alexander’s bed. Baby T’s monster has a rumbling tummy. Daddy has monstrous problems at work. And Mummy’s sister finds monsters in a faraway place. But what about Mummy?

Join Alexander in his latest colourful quest to find the answer to the puzzling question, Are Mummies scared of monsters?

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My thoughts:

This is a lovely book to share with a child (or children), whether at home or in a small group at school.

The illustrations are bright, bold and varied, with a mixture of styles. The text appears in a wide range of fonts and sizes, and I’m sure that this will also appeal to children when they start to read it to themselves.

The story involves Alexander deciding that he isn’t scared of monsters but checking to see if anyone else in his family is scared. It was interesting to see what he thought people were scared of and this should generate wonderful good quality conversations when reading the book. His mum is apparently scared of a number of things but would monsters appear on the list? You will need to read the book to find out…

I’m happy to recommend the book and I’ll be looking to treat young members of the family to other books in the series (Do grannies have green fingers? and Do Daddies have ants in their pants?).

Author Bio:

Fransie Frandsen is an author, fine artist and illustrator. She was born in South Africa and studied graphic design in South Africa, Denmark and the United Kingdom. She subsequently completed a post-graduate degree in Art Psychotherapy in the UK, where she worked as an art therapist for several years. During this time, she worked with children and focused mainly on the communication, attachment and bonding between parents and their children, which is also the underlying theme in her children’s books. Humor and curiosity are present throughout Fransie’s practice as an artist and storyteller.

Exhibitions of her fine artwork are on display across Europe, with recent exhibitions in London, Genoa and Milan.

Fransie currently lives with her family and The Barkingtons, two busy Westies, in Geneva, Switzerland, where her studio is located.

Follow Fransie on Instagram @artfox.bookwolf or visit her website:


By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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