Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"Oh No, Bobo"- a bookwrap

Please meet little Bobo.  He can't sleep and is convinced that if he finds a snuggly pillow to cuddle with he will drift right off...ZZZzzzzz!   This is his story. 


Authored by Donna David
Illustrated by Laura Watkins

* Ages:  4-6
* Grade Level:  PS-1
* Series:  Storytime
* Hardcover:  24 pages
* Publisher:  QEB Publishing
* Pub. Date:  April 21, 2020
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations 

The Book

Bobo is a small Orangutan who is having difficulty getting to sleep.  No matter what he does to try and settle down it doesn't seem to work. 

" His branch was too hard, the bark was too scratchy, and a knobbly bit was digging in his ear!"  

He decides what he needs is a pillow. Yes, a pillow will be just the thing!  He swoops and swings his way through the jungle on a quest to find the remedy that will cure his insomnia.  

On his journey he encounters jungle friends who just might be the answer to his dilemma. He discovers very quickly that they do not want him invading their privacy.  Elsie the baby elephant also is not asleep.  She scoops Bobo up in her trunk and thinks because he is so soft and velvety he will make a great pillow.  Bobo is not amused and wants his freedom.  Elsie's dad wakes up and reprimands his tiny daughter telling her she needs to get Bobo's permission first before she touches him.  Bobo finally escapes and happily he finds the perfect pillow to calm all his fears and anxiety.  Can you guess what he finds? 

This sweet book teaches a lesson on boundaries and asking permission.  Beautifully illustrated, QEB’s Storytime series introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories. Featuring charming animal and human characters, the books explore important social and emotional themes like friendship, gratitude, perseverance, and overcoming fears. A Next Steps page at the back provides guidance for parents and teachers.  I think little ones will really like this story.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!

Meet the Author

  Donna David grew up in the West Midlands in a house full of noisy siblings, fun parents, mad aunties, and maggots (her dad is a fisherman.) She’d often be found reading by flash light way after bed time and this love of reading has never left her. She studied English at Loughborough University, England, and currently works as an English coach at the local high school. She is married to an RAF pilot and she has worked closely with the charity Little Troopers on a series of picture books written for military children. Her first YA story, Bruised was published by Badger Learning in 2018. Donna loves writing for children and teenagers and thinks that a child’s imagination is the best place in the world!

About the Illustrator

  Laura Watkins graduated from the University for Creative Arts in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in illustration. Since then she has worked on a number of exciting publications, including QED's title What's In Your Pocket?. Outside of illustration, she has experience in art consultancy and has designed the walls of the NHS children's hospital in Lambeth, London, UK.

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