The Monster in the Mudball

By Robert Kent, The Middle Grade Ninja

The Monster in the Mudball is a fun read for kids and parents alike and the start of what looks to be a great series . . . it’s effortlessly multicultural [ and at] no point does S.P. Gates slow the story down to comment on how neat it is that such diverse folks are all getting along. Instead, she throws the characters together and focuses on kids chasing baby-eating monsters, which is what we paid for. The book closes with a blatant promise of a book two and one of the best uses of an epilogue I’ve ever seen. “Here, here,” I say. Bring us more like this.