What’s it about?
Stretched Stories 2 is the second in a series of short tall tales. The silly explanations bring a smile and a chuckle or two. Great for kids and those who are kids at heart.
My Review of Stretched Stories 2
This is a nice little collection of stories from P.S. Winn. (I’ve previously reviewed Lies in Shadows by her, and it was excellent! As well as her Alphabet Book for pre-schoolers, which was cute and kind of nostalgic.) My favorite story is, hands-down, the Easter Bunny tale in the beginning, as it made me grin just thinking about it. The Halloween Tale is a close second. Winn is a story-teller at heart, and you can tell. If I could rate this based on those two stories alone, it’d definitely get a 5 star rating for kids books (which is what I’m reviewing this as, even though its adult-friendly too).
Unfortunately, the Humanosaurus story did nothing for me. It had a good moral in the end, but in terms of inciting a smile or laugh, it did neither. It just didn’t have that fun frolic feel to it that the first two did. The story about the Pot-o-Gold, likewise, fell a bit flat in the kid’s story department because of the leprechaun threatening to kill the kid’s parents. I guess it really depends on the age of the kid, but I wouldn’t have wanted to read that line to my six year old. Both of these stories would be 3 star rated.
However, the mouse adventure story was cute, ended on a relieved high note (Rat Finks!) and the “Stretched Facts” that came afterwards made me laugh, so this pushed the rating back up.
Title: Stretched Stories 2 | Author: P.S. Winn (site) | Publisher: CreateSpace | Pub. Date: 2014-8-26 | Pages: 61 | ISBN13: 9781500967444 | Genre: Childrens | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Date Read: 2015-12-8 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review.