Charming and the Muddle Monster

Children - Picture Book
21 Pages
Reviewed on 12/02/2020
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Author Biography

Author of children's books like a box of chocolates. Each one is sweet and unique. Pamela wrote her first poem at the age of ten and has been writing ever since then. Above all else, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She loves to travel to meet new people and see new places.

Children have always been a constant in her life. She lives in Shawnee, Oklahoma with her longtime spouse, adorable Pomeranian's, and a very independent cat. She is a Mother to three incredible Sons and Daughters-in-law and eight beautiful and talented Grand-darlings.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master's Degree in K-12 Guidance and Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. She says she has learned the greatest lessons from life and the school of hard knocks. Through it all, she believes that it is imperative that we keep our faith. She writes in the hope that it may somehow, lift a burden and/or bring a smile to her readers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Charming and the Muddle Monster is a children's book from the My Favorite Most Truly Fluffy Friend series, written by Pamela Tomlin and illustrated by Tamara Piper. Charming is a house so-named by the new family who comes to see it and ultimately buys it. When the family moves into the home, Charming feels the energy, happiness, and love from the new family and is overcome with joy. Over time, the family makes many shopping trips and unknowingly returns home with a Muddle Monster, known for causing chaos and disharmony from the clutter it creates. When Charming sees the Muddle Monster, the joy quickly transforms into a hoarded mess of things the family does not need until a yard sale becomes the only logical answer, not only taking away the clutter but also the evil Muddle Monster.

I have to say the teaching potential of Pamela Tomlin's new book, Charming and the Muddle Monster, is boundless. Many people have a muddle monster which causes their home to be filled with clutter to the point of bursting. My home growing up was no different, with building extensions being done just to house all the new clutter! Young readers (and us older readers too) could very easily learn how not to fall into the trap of becoming a hoarder while ridding themselves of all the unwanted junk in their homes. I believe that Charming and the Muddle Monster carries valuable insight about a happy home, regardless of how many live there.