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What happens when you sleep with a crocodile tooth under your pillow, or the mess under your bed turns into something terrifying? How can a football be a passport, and what does it mean when the contraption in the basement starts to hum and glow?

You can be sure the answers will never be boring and almost always take you on an unexpected adventure.

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Paperback, 172 pages
Published August 2019 by Ahoy!
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Angela
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This collection is surprising, funny, scary, inventive, entertaining and satisfying. Congratulations Melinda.

Some stories could be read to 5 year olds and most would appeal to 7-10 year olds.
I haven't read all of the stories due to a rather large 'to be read' pile but look forward to dipping into it again another time.
Zac
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Like a lolly mixture or a surprise toy you never know what exciting things you’ll discover in a short story collection and this one has something for everyone. In this collection from Melinda Szymanik there’s a magical soup to help with maths, a messy monster under the bed, an extraterrestrial mum, a mysterious crocodile tooth, and a boy who gets kidnapped by pirates. There is a really good range of stories that kids could read themselves or a teacher could read them aloud to a class.

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Suzanne Main
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellent selection of short stories for kids. Each story stands on its own, but there are also some interconnections between stories. What I loved about these stories is that they are incredibly diverse: some were funny, some sad, some adventurous. But every single one is entertaining and has depth. All are written in a way that will be accessible for most junior fiction readers. Highly recommended.
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