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The Mistaken Monster

Three friends break the rules and end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. And they are sure they've seen a monster in the forbidden place, there's no doubt in their minds. But things are not always as they seem. Or are they? Courage and strength will be needed to escape in this epic adventure!

Review Rating: 5 Stars 

Reviewed By Joy Hannabass for Readers’ Favorite

The characters are easy to love and believe in. Author Paul Bird does a very nice job writing this story to make it fun and enjoyable for children of all ages, and he adds enough mystery to the plot to have children trying to figure it all out. There are a few nice surprises( ), and also some valuable lessons that will have the children and their mums glad they came on this holiday. I encourage you to check out this sweet Australian tale for your own child's reading time.

Review Rating FIVE STARS: Literary titan

The Mistaken Monster follows a trio of children on a holiday in the country. As children often do they get bored and wander off and onto a property that is off limits. While on the property they discover a scary monster using torture devices. The children run off, but things are not what they seem and the truth is surprising yet charming and leaves readers with a warm feeling at the end of the story.

This is a delightful mystery short story that young readers will surely enjoy. The story is told in simple words and relatable language that enables young readers to follow along, but also inspires the imagination. When the kids first encounter the ‘monster’ I loved how the story shows how kids perceive the world as opposed to what reality is. This story does a wonderful job of capturing what it is like to be a kid and how the world is different and more adventurous when you are younger.

Paul Bird

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