Oh, what adventures they have! Meet Harold the blue baboon. He has tea at half past three every afternoon. In his big balloon, Harold takes flight with a cast of delightful friends, as they soar off on a quest to explore outer space.
Harold's traveling companions include a troll named Dwight who wears red tights and fights with a feisty orange mite; Holly and Molly, prancing raccoons that live on the moon; and their friend Miranda, quite a talented panda who sings on her veranda.
If your child likes Dr. Seuss, he/she will be captivated by the hilarious rhyming and fun characters that will soon become beloved friends. Sure to be a favorite bedtime tale, The Blue Baboon in the Big Balloon is great for beginners or intermediate readers (ages 3-7). When you join in and read the tongue-twisting saga to them, the laugh factor increases by 10!
For its unique style and brilliant illustrations, this book (available in paperback and Kindle) has been praised by the Children's Book Review, Midwest Book Review and others. It's destined to become a classic that your children will cherish.
I love this book. It's a great story to read aloud- I usually read a couple of stories a night to my munchkins! It was fun to read, and they had lots of fun pointing out the different things we saw in the book.
I think the story is a great kids' story. It's full of imagination and wacky fun! I think all books need at least a little bit of that! The illustrations are a little dark, but I suspect that is more of a printing issue than a planned one... colors don't always look the same as what you drew when you print them.
This is a great bedtime story for all little kids. I know I've read it a ton! It's the kind of story that sticks with the kids and makes them want to hear it again and again!
Sarah and Steven Mostyn are the authors of "The Blue Baboon in the Big Balloon". The authors were born and raised in Canada. Their family of five recently relocated to Texas. They have developed their storytelling craft through the inspiration of their three young children: Jonah, Kayla and Daniel. They often sit together as a family brainstorming new, creative ideas for books, and enjoy retelling stories from their large collection of self-created family favorites. Look for more upcoming original titles from Sarah and Steven Mostyn.