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Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite
More Tales For Your Monkey's Mind by Steve Michael Reedy is a children’s story book with a lesson behind each story. More Tales for Your Monkey's Mind consists of just a few short tales, each unique in its plot and always with a life lesson incorporated into it. These fables consist of human characters with some fantasy elements thrown in. For example, the story of Sleepy Town where everyone sleeps if they ponder too long about the deeper meaning behind life when sometimes it is necessary to just be in the moment to enjoy life; the tale of the eccentric, nutty people which celebrates the uniqueness of each character and that being not normal is okay; the power of the mind and thoughts in this world; and many such more.
I enjoyed reading More Tales For Your Monkey's Mind very much and the style of storytelling reminded me of the children’s books I read growing up—simple, full of fun characters, rhymes, and just “happy.” What makes this book special is the author's poetic writing style and I also enjoyed the actual numerous poems he has incorporated into the stories. I also loved the many illustrations that accompany the stories and they really add to the reading experience. The philosophical insights inherent in the stories are great and can be beneficial for kids, especially in today’s world. The end result is just fun, satisfying, and thoroughly enjoyable for both kids and adults.