“This book is full of fun, magic and so much more!
My Top 5 favourites about Magic Soup Short Stories:
📔 1.The book itself! It’s thick like a chapter book, but has 30 independent short stories. It’s like a whole month of bed time stories!
📕2.The Creative Notes explaining about Mike’s inspirations and ideas was awesome. I really enjoyed to learn more about the stories.
📘3.The details in each story made me picture everything in my mind: The places, the characters and their feelings.
📗4.My favourite story: The Performance
It’s a beautiful journey of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. It’s all about trusting yourself, having faith and persistence and never giving up.
📙5.I love the mix of stories, it’s amazing to go from the past to the future, from fiction to facts, from India, to America and from Africa to the North Pole.”
‘Thirty amazing short stories for Kids and Grown Ups’
“Now I thought Mike’s first book “Magic Soup” was awesome but this book goes BEYOND! I think this author has a fantastic imagination, but it goes BEYOND IMAGINATION he has put a lot of research and thought process that he pens about at the end of the book in the Creative Notes which gives one a looking glass window into each & every story.
There is not one way to read this book – pick a story read it and read the Creative notes after finishing the story or after you read the whole book, YOU DECIDE.
This book blew me away – even adults will enjoy “Magic Soup Short Stories. My favourite is “Hidden” I wonder what yours will be?”
“…they were a real treat.
When I picked it up my first thought was “where is the contents page?” but I’m now actually glad there wasn’t one. Every night I would crawl into bed and read one story but I never knew what I was going to get or how long it was, mostly ranging from 7-11 pages. There are multiple genres covered in these pages and so it was like that infamous box of chocolates, ‘you never know what you’re gonna get’! I was even happy to see one or two Christmas stories in there, perfect timing 🙂
What I love about short stories when done well, is that by halfway you are so invested in the character or plot that you have to finish it. These stories would be fantastic to read to read at bedtime where listeners will be whisked away to magical kingdoms, different countries or even some science fiction.
There are 30 stories in this book with an added bonus at the end of how each story came to be…”
“Magic Soup Short Stories for Kids and Grown Ups by Mike Taylor is a fun book of magical stories predominantly for kids, but they can be enjoyed by adults as well. The stories are full of adventures (sometimes with a few morals) and are great to get pre-teens into genres like sci-fi and fantasy. There’s a wide variety of stories, from magical animals to curious trees and even a story about the tooth fairy. I loved every single story, but what surprised me even more was that the author included ‘creative notes’ for each of his stories at the end of the book which gives you an insight into his writing process and inspiration for the stories. I think this could prove useful for those who have a passion for writing (especially youngsters) and would like to have a view of what the process is like.”