Josh's Wild Imagination

The Refrigerator Tales Book 1

Children - Grade K-3rd
78 Pages
Reviewed on 11/09/2014
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Author Biography

Pam Funke is the grand-daughter of a Pastor and was brought up in the church. Her love of reading led her to write for the enjoyment of others. She lives in Hinesville, Georgia with her son and daughter.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite

Josh’s Wild Imagination by Pam Funke immediately grabs the attention with the catchy title. I wondered from the start what Josh was going to get up to and it was amusing as his tummy began to grumble and he looked everywhere for a monster, not realising what was making the noise. When he finally realises it’s his tummy making the noises, he goes to the refrigerator to find something to eat. That’s when the adventure begins and his wild imagination takes over. A magic cookie takes Josh on a mystical journey to a another world with his new friends, The Fruggies.

The author, Pam Funke, delves into every young child’s imagination in this story. Why can’t bananas have names or a potato talk? The writing style is ideal for the target age, perfect for a parent to read to a young child, and the simple drawings help to bring the story to life. As Josh journeys through the new world he has discovered, the author introduces characters and stories from the Bible, which was a bit of a surprise. Josh has heard his mother talk of Jesus and so the names and stories are not new to him, although the introduction is rather unexpected. But the end result is that the story of Josh’s wild imagination blends with a Christian viewpoint and, for children from a Christian family, this would not seem out of place. The writing flows nicely and the characters are well developed; this would certainly be the type of book a parent could read to a child with perhaps explanations along the way.

Author Pam Funke

Thank you Jane for that wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed the book. I hope others will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.


Oh my! How Lucky am I to be the first one to Review this wonderful Children's Book! First of all, this book is suitable for any age. I am a Retiree and I absolutely adored it! For the children, it is entertaining with a fun story line and subtle Christian undertones. "Josh's Wild Imagination" is a teaching book, full of kindness, family values, and Love for all kinds of creatures. Highly recommended!


This is a sweet Bible story told in an enjoyable format for young children. The "Growly Monster" residing in Josh's tummy leads him to the refrigerator where he is greeted by a waving banana. He is invited by the banana and its fruit and veggie friends (called Fruggies) to a land called Midian and invited to a Jubilee where he is told he will meet Jesus. Josh's adventures along the way are a touching story of the struggle between good and evil, one that will be a meaningful story for the young child in your life. Bonus: the illustrations are fantastic!


Such a cute story with sweet illustrations. We enjoyed it.