Short Stories for Young Adventurers

Summary:

Mitch and Titch aren't always looking for adventure, but somehow it finds them. Like when they were kidnapped by the king to be ingredients in pixie stew. Or when the crabs thought the brothers stole the queen's crown. Or when the dollhouse they were sleeping in was dumped in the landfill! Working together and with their animal friends, Mitch and Titch find their way home!


Parent Perspective:
Although these are each individual, unrelated stories, the book reminded me of The Borrowers. Each story has a happy ending, leaving readers ready for tomorrow's adventure. As a one-off each night, it would make for enjoyable reading at bedtime.

That said, I struggle with recommending The King of the Castle. This is an illustrated "chapter" book, which is usually aimed at 2nd to 4th grade. The stories fit that audience, but the reading level is practically middle school.  Additionally, the illustrations are not well placed, and some depict events/activities described on a previous page.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Readers who like The Borrowers and similar fantasy adventures will enjoy spending time with brothers Fitch and Titch.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
These are the short-story adventures of two brothers.
Educational Themes:

These are fantasy adventure stories meant to be read for fun.

Reading Level:
5.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow or skip.

Title The King of the Castle
About

The Adventures of Mitch and Titch, Volume 3

Author Garth Edwards
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform © 2014
Illustrators Max Stasyuk
ISBN 9781494352592
Material Paperback
Cost $6.75
Genres Short Stories, Animal Fantasy

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