The Mud Monster: A Funny Children's Book for Ages 3-8

Bullwrinkle & Friends Series

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Pub Date 23 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 1 Mar 2024

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New funny children's books for ages 3-5 and 4-8. Your kids will laugh out loud when they follow Bullwrinkle the young Shar Pei dog on his journey to find a lost ball! Plus a learning lesson about following rules is included in the story.

Humor...mystery...action...adventure! This funny kids book will entertain your giggle monsters! Teaching family values is a highlight.

Imagine you are alone in the woods searching for a lost ball, with rumors of a Mud Monster lurking in large mud holes around you.

In the adventurous and funny new children’s book, The Mud Monster, Bullwrinkle the young Shar Pei finds himself in a sticky situation.

And what about The Mud Monster himself? Is he real or created in someone’s overactive imagination?

But as Bullwrinkle goes against his mother’s rules by entering the woods alone, he discovers the muddy consequences of his actions.

Your kids will laugh out loud at Bullwrinkle’s hilarious antics to find the lost ball, while they learn the importance of following family rules.

Who will win the epic struggle with The Mud Monster and who will face the garden hose of justice? Buy your copy today!

Meet Bullwrinkle

Bullwrinkle is a young Shar-Pei dog with an old soul. When Bullwrinkle's curiosity and love for adventure get the best of him, he finds himself in funny situations that teach him valuable lessons. He has a heart of gold and a large funny, expressive, and mischievous personality. Kids enjoy his awkwardness in approaching most situations, because Bullwrinkle is a kid, too!

Bullwrinkle is usually the victim of his own actions as his adventures can lead him into trouble. He is a funny, playful and a mischievous 6-year-old. He is expressive, a risk taker, and a bit of a show off. Bullwrinkle loves his family and friends. He's the kind of dog that kids would love to have as a friend!

"Great Jelly Donut!"

This is Bullwrinkle’s favorite expression when he is surprised or overly excited! “Great Jelly Donut!” expresses his love for the ring-shaped pastry. And it’s a fun phrase that is uniquely “Bullwrinkle!”


Each Bullwrinkle & Friends book teaches a life lesson for children to learn. The Mud Monster’s story lesson is listening to and following the family rules to keep children safe and out of trouble.


Bullwrinkle & Friends books include a new word(s) for your child to learn. The Mud Monster includes these new words:

Imagination - a person’s ability to form new ideas, images and stories.

Stubborn - when a person refuses to follow rules or goes against good behavior.

Our Mission

To inspire children and parents everywhere with imagination, laughter and the joy of reading.

Upcoming Bullwrinkle Book Titles

The Diamond Detectives - Can classmate 'Sadie the Diamond Lady' trust Bullwrinkle to watch her diamond ring? And when the ring disappears, The Diamond Detectives are on the scene!

Fort Popcorn - What happens when Bullwrinkle, Henry and Hudson make a fort in the living room but leave the popcorn maker unattended?

The Bird Whisperer - Is Bullwrinkle a true bird whisperer when he helps a friend tend to backyard birds? Or is he the Bird Disaster!

The Misspelling Bee - The school spelling bee takes a shocking turn as Bullwrinkle steps up to spell his word in the final round. Can he win or will he stumble and fall?

New funny children's books for ages 3-5 and 4-8. Your kids will laugh out loud when they follow Bullwrinkle the young Shar Pei dog on his journey to find a lost ball! Plus a learning lesson about...

Advance Praise

"I was most impressed that the story was funny and embraced traditional values." Wilma M.

"I was most impressed that the story was funny and embraced traditional values." Wilma M.

Available Editions

ISBN 9798988887102

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Featured Reviews

Oh how I love this book! The illustrations in it are amazingly adorable. The story is a quick, easy read but oh so cute! This is definitely a must read and see!

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My daughter and I just adored Bullwrinkle! This book gave us a great opportunity to talk about impulsivity and making decisions before we’ve thought through the consequences.
This book is a great tool for teaching about honesty, imagination and impulse control,

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Funny and cute. The illustrations were great as well. I think this would be good for the ages if 3-5. Great message.

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Cute, entertaining for the tots🐶

Young kids should love this story about Bullwrinkle, an impulsive young sharpei who finds trouble in the woods while retrieving a baseball. The illustrations are cute, the story is fun and all's well that ends well. However....

The book's author says the teaching message is about following family rules. Bullwrinkle does not and yet his kind mom lets it go. No discussion or punishment; she even treats him to a favorite pasttime! I don't think the purported lesson gets across.

Still, using the story as a start, parents reading with a child could use the story as a stepping off point to discuss what more serious consequences than getting muddy (like getting lost or injury, etc) might happen from not following family rules instituted to keep them safe.

Thanks to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for sharing a complimentary advance copy of the story; this is my voluntary and honest opinion.

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This was a fun book both for children to look at and for adults and children to read together. it will lead to many discussions on following rules, consequences, and more.

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The Mud Monster is a cute and education story geared towards children ages 3 – 8. In it, your child will learn two “grown up” words such as imagination and stubborn. And what better way to instill learning new vocabulary than with adorable illustrations and a story that also teaches family values such as respect and honor.

The characters are fun and are portrayed by family friendly pets like a Newfoundland, Labrador Retriever, and of course the star — a Shar Pei named Bullwrinkle.

A wonderful, fun and entertaining read, The Mud Monster is sure to please any pre-schooler. Five adorable stars.

I received a DRC from BooksGoSocial through NetGalley. The review herein is completely my own and contains my honest thoughts and opinions.

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This was so cute and wholesome! Thank you NetGalley and the authors for making it possible for me to read this. I read this to myself and absolutely loved it. The cover is what truly grabbed my attention. This book was short and sweet, perfect before bedtime for the kids. If you're trying to teach your kids lessons, start with this book because it was fun and left me thinking. I loved the illustrations and the question at the end that can be answered in so many ways and is completely left to the audience to decide. Will definitely be recommending.

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Recently read this story about Bullwrinkle and his rendezvous with the mud monster and we loved it! My 5 year old loved the book! Great illustrations too 😀

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This was such a spunky little story of a sharpie/bull dog named bullwrinkle who gets himself into a pickle even after his parents warned him yet despite his first instinct to lie and exaggerate the truth he told his parents the truth which in tune only got him a brisk scolding because he owned up to his mistake / and knew better but sometimes accidents just happen especially with wee little ones like bull wrinkle. This was a phenomenal story about coming clean and following the rules as closely as possible.

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Oh my gosh! How many of us know kids who like to tell stories to get out of trouble? This is a great lesson about why we have to follow safety rules and why we should tell the truth when we don't. The pictures were really cute and I was giggling.
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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The cutest and funniest book with a dog and a mud monster 5 stars and i hope the author has successful run with this book

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