HEY LIITTLE MONKEY, COME DOWN FROM YOUR TREE
A BOOKSHIELF OF WONDER CAME IN FROM THE SEA.
This book is a collection of six beautifully illustrated stories that were handpicked from a mysteriously unusual traveling bookshelf. Procured and cared for by a man named Bombast and his wife, Pix, the bookshelf contains stories that are guaranteed to charm and delight readers from beginning to end.
Clary finds a strange box while walking through the woods, and soon it is up to her, with her dog named Dog, to protect every child who lives near the Dandaleen forest.
Zach needs to buy a big pile of stuff and sets out to rap a Kerpuffin, a tiny creature that is said to wear clothes made of jewels.
The Treebrights live inside a tree, hidden from a fearsome creature called the Bundletooth, but one day it starts knocking and asks to be let in.
Weebundle wants to live in a candy castle, through he soon finds out that its maker may not be as trustworthy as he thought.
The Doodles and the Glixies are at war with each other, but something is coming that might save them all, if it doesn't eat them first.
The Tendlebees must answer a question to get back their wing, though every answer they try creates a new question.
With this third installment in his Monkey Mind Tales(R) book series, Steve Reedy welcomes his readers back to his uniquely whimsical and fantastical world of fables, fantasy, and imagination. Told with interposed rhyme and prose, the stories use humor, wit, and poetic imagery to explore social and emotional themes that are universal to children, teens, and adults alike. Both delightful and engaging, Tales From Bombast's Bookshelf will leave you inspired and wanting to share the stories with generations to come!
About the Author
Steve Reedy, MA, LPC, began writing at age ten when his younger sister asked him to write a short story for her English class. The story went on to win his sister several awards. Later he decided to write his own stories and win his own awards. He received his undergraduate degree in Theatre, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received a master's degree in counseling at Argosy University's College of Psychology and Behavioral Science in Dallas, Texas, and is a licensed professional counselor. Reedy also holds licenses in varying forms of bodywork and teaches classes in Reiki, yoga, and meditation. He teaches as an adjunct professor, and has experience teaching and counseling children, the latter lead him to be featured in Dallas Child Magazine. To learn more about the author, and his work, visit: www.monkeymindtales.com.
"Fairy tales have long been a part of children's literature, and these refreshing stories are a wonderful new addition to that tradition. With amusing fictional characters, magical woodland realms, and memorable turning points, Reedy imbues every page with a sense of innocent wonder, but also a fair amount of realistic struggle. Like many fairy tales from the past, these bite-sized journeys lean in to relatable issues, such as unfair prejudices, selfishness, equality, open-mindedness, anxiety, and even existentialism." (5 stars) Self Publishing Review
"Ages zero to 119 can benefit from the wit and wisdom, the humor and honor portrayed in each tale. It is uncommon to read a book such as Tales from Bombast's Bookshelf by Steve Michael Reedy. But if you take the time to read and ponder for yourself, you may find your mind and spirit turning child-like again. Books like these are why I love reading!" (5 stars) Readers' Favorite
"This compilation of tales begins and ends with a poem about a man and wife who travel the open seas on a boat lined with shelves of books. The tales are told as stories from within the books on these shelves, each of them offering a different mood--sweet, silly, or scary (but not too scary)--and all of them providing a moral. Readers will discover the power of positive thinking and learn the difference between being worried and being careful. They will also learn the importance of being accepted for who you are, which begins with accepting yourself... The entire collection offers an enchanting world that feels both familiar and imaginary, allowing readers to immerse themselves freely in priceless life lessons." The Children's Book Review
"Distinctive rhyming patterns make these entries a treat to read. Lines slide in and out of rhythms with elegance; rhyming lines aren't set apart, and they blend well with non-rhyming lines, reading like wandering into a field of wildflowers while on a already pleasant walk."Forward Reviews