Short Stories for Kids

Fun Stories for Children

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

Karen was born with a storybook in her hands. She grew up slaying dragons, uncovering mysteries and saving the day - everyday.

Occasionally she helped on her parents farm in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand. She fed out hay to the cows, built caves and tunnels in the haybarn, and raced her pet dog to the back paddock, stopping only to pick wild blackberries. Often her dog transformed into a hideous monster, or a troll, or even a goldfish.

She's almost grown up now, but not quite. Her life is still full of adventures and fun, which she shares with her husband and children. She has traded the cows in for a van which has been known to change into a magic carpet on long trips.

She hopes you'll enjoy reading her stories and find some magic for yourself.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite

Short Stories for Kids: Fun Stories for Children by Karen Cossey is a compilation of eleven short stories with lots of magic and even more fun. From Grandma who is not allowed to use magic, to a different take on the classic Cinderella story; there’s a missing dog, and an attack by dragonflies, and even Mr. Simons who is suspected of cooking children on pizza. Each story is captivating, fun, and has a happy ending. The characters are believable, and I loved all of the stories, although my favourite character was Grandma in Grandma’s Muddled Magic. The hunt to find the pet husky before she had her pups is compelling reading, and the idea of mother and daughter trading places is brilliant. There is so much to entertain in these diverse stories.

The author, Karen Cossey, has done a clever job with these stories. Each one is delightful and there’s enough magic flying around to make the whole book a great experience. The writing is clear and concise, and ideal for the target reader, with a nice illustration at the beginning of each story to tempt the reader to keep reading. I found as I finished one story I simply had to read the next, and so on until the end. Karen Cossey has a lovely writing style and I like the mix of original stories and slants on classic fairy tales. Hopefully, this will be the first of many by this author.

David Just

Right from the very start I was looking forward to reading more. Quite a few unexpected turns in it.