The Secret Dummy of Joshua Bean

Children's Books

By David Munday

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ABOUT David Munday

David Munday
A 55 year old father of six. He is an amateur magician

and loves making people laugh with his magical antics.

David has always been interested in telling stories,

he finds it a relaxing way of expressing his vivid imagination and quirky sense of humour.


Book title: The Secret Dummy Of  Joshua Bean.
Author: D J Munday
 Genre: Childrens fantasy
  Paperback: 84 pages
   Publisher: YouWriteOn and Legend (8 Dec 2008)
    Language English
     ISBN-10: 1849230293
      ISBN-13: 978-1849230292
 Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm

Scientist George Long has invented a formula that makes his strawberries grow very big.
A criminal element are willing to do anything to get their hands on it.
But after the formula contaminates a dummy belonging to Three year old Joshua Bean, a new Hero
emerges to save the Day.
They say good things come in small packages. Susan Long discovers Joshua is a small package full to the brim with big surprises.
In an adventure involving kidnapping, helicopters, bombs and climbing the Eiffel Tower.
Joshua Bean is the one three year old you really need on your side.

David has always been interested in telling stories, finding it a relaxing way of expressing his vivid imagination and quirkysense of humour. He started out just telling stories 'ad lib' to entertain friends on long bus and car journeys. Responding to requests to get his stories written down he started writing as a past time and found it soon became a quest to get them published as the stories just kept on coming. Now thanks to he has published his first children's novel 'The Secret Dummy Of Joshua Bean'.

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4.0 out of 5 stars An exciting book, 16 May 2009
This little novel re-ignited in me a passion to read fiction that had been dormant for many years. Once I had started reading, I HAD to see what happened next. I found it impossible to put the book down- it is a real page turner!
My wife enjoyed it too, and so did three young people aged between 10 and 16...the real litmus test! Two of these are quite reluctant readers but after they started reading, they couldn't put the book down,finding it as much fun as I did.
I can recommend it highly to anyone who can read independently, including adults- I'm over 50. More inexperienced children would enjoy having it read to them.

5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD READ, 9 Jan 2010
By Ann Cooper ""book burned alive" (Liverpool England) - See all my reviews
Brilliant read would recommend for children and adults alike the ending was in my opinion left open so we might just see another book, Joshua could very well star in a series of adventures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hillarious and Gripping tale., 3 Jan 2009

Did not know what to expect from this unknown writer, however the story told in so few pages had me excited and I'm no child!

Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger and makes you want to read more! This is good old fashioned story telling as it should be.

The story is both fast paced and original and will leave you wanting to read more. Although it is aimed at children you will find yourself hooked and wanting to read more, the perspective of a three year old puts a refreshing spin on the story as you get to see situations from a childs view.

I would recommend this book to any parent/child and any adult who enjoys a funny and gripping read.

5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 17 Dec 2008
The tale of a three year old with a powerful secret.
The strange effect of the contamination of his dummy (pacifier) propels Joshua into an exciting roller coaster of an adventure.
This is a humorous and refreshing read for fun loving adults and kids.
Brilliant for those bedtime story moments. Be warned though you will still be reading this even after they've gone to sleep!!