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

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Oct 31, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
How can Nick believe his mother's telling him there aren't any monsters when she forgets what his favorite flavor of ice cream is? Or when she makes him wear boots and it doesn't even rain?
Well, sometimes Mamas do make mistakes...but sometimes they don't.
Judith Viorst's appealing text combines with Kay Chorao's wickedly evocative drawings in this all-new edition of a favorite book.

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The little boy in this story is afraid of monsters. His mother tells him that zombies and ghosts and vampires don't exist. But, sometimes his mom blames him for doing something that his brother did ... Read full review

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I loved this story. Nick like most young children has fears of zombies, ghosts and other monsters. Each time he shares a fear, his mother reassures him. He adds in that his mother sometimes gets ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. A graduate in 1981 of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, children’s chapter and picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; adult fiction and nonfiction including the New York Times bestseller, Necessary Losses; poetry for children and adults, and four musicals. Her most recent book of poetry for children, What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? was published in 2016. Lulu Is Getting—Who Wants Her? Who Needs Her?—a Sister is the fourth book in the Lulu series.

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