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Book Title: BOBOS BABES ADVENTURES: A MAGICAL HALLOWEEN by Karen M. Bobos
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-10), 30 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book, Fairy Tale
Publisher: Bobos Babes, Ltd.
Release date: September 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone. It's a children's Halloween-themed book about magic and sisterhood.
It’s Halloween time in the land of Harmony, and the Bobos Babes are ready for some fun!
When Angel Scarlett, Fairy Cora, and Princess Daphne visit Lily the Ladybug’s Boutique to look for Halloween costumes, they find Lily has left aside three special masks for them. The ladybug informs the sisters that they must wait until noon on Halloween to try on the mysterious masks but assures them they will have the best costumes in all of the land of Harmony.
The sisters can hardly wait, counting down the minutes on Halloween until they can don their curious masks. When the time comes, they learn their secret masks are enchanted, and the girls are magically transformed into the costumes of their dreams.
After a fun outing Trick-or-Treating, the little monster, witch, and ghost — or sisters — agree that this was the best Halloween of all.
When young sisters, Princess Daphne, Fairy Cora, and Angel Scarlet go to Lily the Ladybug’s Boutique to find a Halloween mask, they’re in for quite a treat. Gavin the Grasshopper prepared three special surprise masks, but they must exercise patience and restraint before viewing them or trying them on.
Bobos Babes Adventures: A Magical Halloween is the second Bobos Babes Adventures book I’ve read. It’s an enchanting story in lilting poetic form, making it both entertaining and fun to read. Avoiding anything overly scary or ‘tricky’ this story captures the excitement and wonder of Halloween and the enjoyment of dreaming up just the right costume.
The full-page illustrations are colorful and sweet, and this Bobos Babes Adventure is fun to join. This is an entertaining rhyme story for the Halloween season.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. My review was not influenced.
When did you start writing the “Bobos Babes Adventures?”
It was a Sunday afternoon at my mother’s home in the summer of 2020. We were staying at her home for several months during the pandemic for a sense of normalcy. You see . . . my family of five, six if you include our extremely large Bernese Mountain Dog Luke, live downtown Chicago, and condo life was less than wonderful at this time. My husband and I just finished another “What are we going to do while our careers are on hold?” conversations, and The Case of the Giggles popped into my head. I wrote the first draft in less than an hour and then read it to my daughters before their bedtime. Immediately, Scarlett, my oldest, said “Read it again!” and then requested another story the following week. I wrote another story each week. Tenstories later, I began pursuing the publishing world.
Why do you call your daughters “The Bobos Babes?”
This nickname has been a term of endearment that I gave my daughters as soon as there were more than one. I always wanted a sister, and as soon as I knew I was having two girls, I wanted to nurture a strong bond between them. I wanted them to feel like they could do anything together . . . because it’s true! They will always be my babies, no matter their age. The books were created in their honor.
What made you want to write a Halloween book?
My husband and I met at a wedding on Halloween. We love to celebrate every year with a famil- themed costume. Last year, we did The Little Mermaid. The year before we were Alice
in Wonderland. Luke’s costume is custom made and often my daughters’ costumes are as well.
What’s this year’s family-themed costume?
Ehhhh… you will have to wait and see. We don’t announce our theme until Halloween.
Do you have any other holiday books coming up?
I have written a Valentine’s Day book and a Christmas book. They are both in the midst of
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Karen M. Bobos began writing poetry and stories at the early age of ten. She is a life-long Chicagoan who now raises her family in the downtown area. During the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, Chicago also became a city of unrest. Trying to keep her three young daughters in a world of magic during such scary times, the Bobos Babes Adventures were born. Her goal was to create a world of Harmony for her family and hopefully for others to escape, even if only for a moment.
The first book of the series, The Case of the Giggles, was published in December 2020. The Missing Egg launched in March 2021. The Lion's Secret was published in June 2021, a tribute to her mother and late father's incredible love story. The Lovey That Came to Life and The Bobcat Birthday Party will be releasing in the upcoming months.
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