SuperMom and the Big Baby

28 February 2013

Supermom and the Big Baby
by Dave Driver
Published by DriverWorks Ink
Review by Karen Lawson
ISBN 978-1-927570-01-2

Sometimes the idea for a story comes from an unusual source. According to author, Dave Driver, the inspiration for his children’s book came from his wife, Kelli, who regularly talks in her sleep. After being regularly wakened at night by her nocturnal chattering, Dave had a brainstorm and decided to create a story based on her nonsensical ramblings. The result is a lighthearted book entitled Supermom and the Big Baby.

The author includes his whole family in his story but the star of the tale is his baby son, Easton. Easton has an argument with his big brother, Cooper, and then grows and grows and doesn’t stop growing. He soon takes over the neighbourhood and is on the loose. The Driver family must figure out how to get
their baby back and reduced to normal size.

It doesn’t take long before Easton is running amok and terrorizing the neighbourhood. Neighbours try and help corral the giant baby but ultimately it is up to Supermom aka Kelli to save the day and rescue her enormous son and shrink him back to normal size.

The illustrations by talented Saskatchewan artist Guy Laird are delightful and whimsical. The characters he has created with his artist’s brush are bold and colourful and bear an uncanny resemblance to the real life Driver family.

This soft cover book will appeal to little people and big people alike, who love silly stories and reading them aloud. They will be amazed to watch Easton become larger than life as each page turns.


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