The fourth book in the “My Best Friend Is” children’s adventure book series has finally been released and I’m happy to report, it is another great book for serious readers in the 8-12 year old range. It’s called “My Best Friend Is A Monster, Really” and it tells the tale of a young boy by the name of Andrew whose best friend is a monster yet no one believes the monster is real.
I got the idea for the story after watching my youngest daughter playing in her room one night. She was playing with her dolls and she kept telling the one doll about her best friend but she said the doll didn’t believe her. The doll wanted proof that her best friend was real. I got a big laugh about it until I realized what she was trying to do. We live in a show me kind of world and kids pick up on this.
I continued to watch from a distance as she went on and on with the doll and I was amazed how she carried on the conversation. I used that scene in the book but altered it so my daughter wouldn’t know it was her i was referring to but it was fun to write about
I then sat down and mapped out the storyline about a boy who has a best friend yet no one believes it exists until they see it face to face. So, as I always do, I said “what if” and I came up with what if the best friend turned out to be a monster? Would anyone then believe it?
Even Andrew’s mom doesn’t believe him and even wants to take him to a psychologist to see if he is having some behavior problems that’s leading him to talk to invisible friends.
Kids know all about monsters but sometimes monsters can be good and in this story, the moral will give kids the impetus to take their talents forward.
Get it here now and start reading it right away!
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