In Funny Money, the second episode of the exciting new series “The Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson and His Friends, Riley and Jordan,” author Max Anderson once again takes readers along on the fun but sometimes dangerous adventures of Kurt, Riley, and Jordan as they try to solve the mystery of counterfeit money turning up in their neighborhood. The trio finds themselves spying on a suspicious group of men, coming and going in a vacant building, at various hours of the night. Their decision to sneak into the building to find out what’s going on puts them all in a very precarious position. Don’t miss this exciting new episode in the ongoing series of Kurt Benson and his friends!
My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, FUNNY MONEY is the second book in this exciting new series for tween boys. Even though it is second, the story stands alone and you don't need to read The Cat Burglars first.
The three friends have a part time delivery job for a bakery and since they aren't old enough to drive, they ride their bikes all over town. Between trying to keep away from the school bullies and keeping an eye on some suspicious activity they have some action packed days. And when they find out that a school discussion about counterfeit money is actually truer than they thought--and a real concern for businesses in town, it got even more exciting. Max Elliot Anderson writes novels for boys who don't like to read to hopefully grab their attention and make them want to read. I personally will endorse his books because Mr. Anderson was the author that grabbed my reluctant reader and turned him into a reader. If you have a reluctant reader, do consider Max Elliot Anderson. One of the best out there for tween boys.