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The Story of Bluff

(Mr. Kind Stories #1)

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"There once was a man named Bluff who thought himself great at all stuff..."

Mr. Kind uses lyrical rhyme coupled with the marvelous graphic imagery of Zacc Pollitt to weave the tale of the once pompous Bluff who steals fun only to be brought down by the virtuous message delivered via a contest with a cryptic stranger and the light words of an earth angel, thus allowing th
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Kindle Edition, 22 pages
Published December 18th 2018 by YouthWide
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Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Reviewed by Alyvia (age 10) and Eliana (age 8) for Reader Views Kids (2/19)

A fable is a short story that teaches a lesson or moral, which people, especially kids can use in everyday life. “The Story of Bluff” by Mr. Kind is that kind of story.

Mr. Bluff was a man who thought he was the best at everything and ran around town making sure that everyone knew it. The bragging got so bad, that it took all the fun out of playing. Until one day a great crack formed in the ground, and out of the purple mi
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Yare Espinoza
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, giveaways
I won this book in a Giveaway here on Goodreads and my review is my honest opinion about the book.

I greatly enjoyed this book. My daughter absolutely loved the illustration of the book. She is a little too young to grasp the message of the book but I thought the it was written in a way that it flowed beautifully.

The short story is written in rhyme and the message is to be humble. Don't boost and taunt other about your accomplishments because there can always be someone the is better than you.
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ACR
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book with lots of hidden meaning, like a good Disney pic. The message (don't be an arrogant jerk) is delivered bluntly with vivid animation, a little dark at times, in a way that hits home with any age. I would mark this up as a new classic and am very curious to see what comes. ...more
Marcus T.
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I heard about this book and saw the reviews on the Amazon page. Someone compared it to Dr. Seuss so I had to check it out for my little ones. Nothing compares to the original, but this sure is close and fun to read to the kids.
Stephanie
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good moral

I liked the moral of the story, and it would be a quick and fun read to children probably kindergarten age.
Mary
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Throughly enjoyed the storyline
Courtney
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Okay

I thoroughly enjoy reading these type of children books, for they always teach my children an important life lesson in a simple and easy way that they can understand. It's important for children today to have morals, and the only way that they will obtain them is if they are taught from a young age.
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Barbara Ann
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This rhyming tale relates the story of Mr. Bluff, who looks down on everyone. He travels the town with his precious marbles contained in a gold box tied with a red ribbon. He bullies and challenges everyone he meets. One day a crack opens in the earth and through the purple mist, a man dressed in a yellow suit appears and challenges Mr. Bluff to a game of marbles. Mt. Bluff is disconsolate with the outcome of that game. Now the whole town sees him for what he is. A brown angel materializes from ...more
Catie Teague
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Good message uncanny illustration

While I believe the story is fine and teaches a good lesson to kids there is just one small thing that I find really jarring and that is the illustrations in this book they are very uncanny and might scare a child especially the way Bluff looks is just very creepy. However if you have a child who is into creepy imagery go give this book a read then.
C
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this e-book free through Goodreads First Read.

A good message and a quick story. I just wonder how many kids still play that marble game.
Mr. Kind
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Just wait: "King of the Moon" is coming! ...more
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