"Tales For Your Monkey's Mind" by Steven Michael Reedy is a book offables where everything is not always as it seems. Stories about toyfactories, clowns, magical storybooks, witch's spells, and more eachgive a different moral about life and what's most important. Overall,it's an ambitious and imaginative work of children's fiction. The bookwill lead to a lot of interesting discussions between parents and kids,as the morals in each tale are multi-layered. Definitely recommended for kids and adults alike." 4 stars
SPF: Self Publishing Review
"The charm in this book is that these life lessons are fleshed out in amanner that children will understand and adults will applaud... animaginative, well written and thought-provoking treasure for bothchildren and adults."
Tracy Miller, talknerdywithus.com
"Life is full of unexpected twists and turns and so is this book. Tales forYour Monkey's Mind is sure to appeal to deep thinkers and philosophers,both young and old. What a nice reminder to keep in touch with one'schildhood and to keep a fresh mind.... Collectively the stories remindus to be true to ourselves, let go of perfection, and to live authenticlives."
Bianca Schulze, The Children'sBook Review
"Characters in fantastical settings teach preteen readers about the value offorging your own way in life... Tales for Your Monkey's Mind is awonderful book for readers of any age, but perhaps especially for thosein the ten-to-thirteen age group. Its stories address the uncertaintiesof preteen years in age-appropriate language and style. Tales for YourMonkey's Mind could prove to be one of those rare juvenile fiction books that survives adolescence to one day be read fondly by (or to) anothergeneration." - Five Stars
Peter Dabbene, Clarion Review (Foreword Reviews)
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.