What others are saying about Daddy Bookins Lil Boo books:
“Outside with Lil Boo,” written by Daddy Bookins and illustrated by Dania Piotti, is a great way to encourage outdoor play and exploration with your little one! The story begins with Lil Boo looking out of his bedroom window and he sees so many wonderful things and so many wonderful things to do, so he goes outside to explore the view. Ants, birds, grass, rocks, ducks, and flowers are a few of the things that are discovered and discussed and displayed with beautiful illustrations. Lil Boo spends a day outside exploring so many things and learning so much which is shared with the readers as well.
I am a huge fan of books written in rhyme as the words just flow so nicely for young readers! I love how this book focused on being outdoors and included a large variety of things found outside. With this being such an electronic age, kids are not spending as much time playing outside and I believe it is important for kids to play outside and use their imagination and this book encourages that! Little facts about the various things seen are added into the story encouraging discussion and further explanation of the book. The vocabulary is a little advanced for young children, but this will also encourage further interaction between the child and adult reader. This is the second book of this series that I have read and I am hooked on it as are my children! – Readers Favorite 5 Star – Kristie I.
“At the Zoo with Lil Boo,” written by Daddy Bookins and illustrated by Dania Piotti, is a fun and educational read for your young child. Lil Boo gets ready for the day. Then he heads out to the zoo with his dad and mom and his little friend and along the way he meets animals who join him for the day as they go along and meet even more animals. Lil Boo meets animals and learns things about them. Suddenly Lil Boo is woken up by his parents when they arrive at the zoo. Was it all a dream or did he really meet the animals?
This book is written in rhyme and is filled with beautiful illustrations. In my opinion this is a great combination for young readers! This book is entertaining and educational. Lil Boo is spending the day with his dad and mom and is having a great time visiting the zoo. With each animal that is met, an interesting fact is shared about the animal as well, so that your child is learning something about the animals along with being able to recognize what the animals look like and knowing their names. There are good lessons included throughout the book. For example, before they go to the zoo, Lil Boo has to get ready for the day including eating breakfast and brushing his teeth. It has a cute twist at the end that could lead to a great discussion with your children. – Readers Favorite 5 Star – Kristie I.
I couldn’t wait to review this book because Lil Boo is what I call my nephew. This book is definitely sure to be a hit with younger kids. All of the things that Lil Boo encounters outside – animals and wild life – are things that younger kids love to learn about and discuss.
The whimsical rhymes that follow the alphabet are something that toddlers will love to repeat later. There are many silly words that are fun to say. My favorite “characters” were the June bug and the owl. So cute with the most adorable rhymes to go along.
The pictures are simple with lighter colors but with details that are funny. They are extremely cute and would grab youngers’ interest easily. I can foresee this being a book that my nieces and nephew ask to be read again and again. ~Jessi
This was a cute read with the boys. They loved the illustrations and I thought they were remarkable. Throughout the book the rhyming made the book flow. Lil Boo has a great time outside and we see lots of vegetables to fruit to all kinds of animals. Also a good way to teach younger kids ABC’s and some new words. My boys wanted more. ~Babs
My nephew absolutely adored the first book in the Peas and Bananas series. Every time I started to read the title, I have to give him a banana so could eat while I read. It’s a great story. I recommend this book, especially to those who have a child who loves reading. ~Bridget
I found this book to be an enjoyable read for both young and old. From the moment I opened the front cover, I was drawn in by the imaginative, child friendly way, it is put together. The fun font, and wonderful illustrations are carried out, from beginning to end. Once I started reading, I had to keep on going, with a smile on my face. Daddy Bookins not only has a way with rhyming, but also has demonstrated his creativity, by tying the subject of one page, to the next. I can only imagine how much enjoyment a parent and/or grandparent would have, sharing this book with a child, as they explore all that the outside has to offer. Even my 22 yr.old son, took pleasure in reading it through. Take it from a “kid at heart,” I highly recommend this story and his first book. ~Debbie
This was a fun and engaging story for pre-school and kindergarten age children and was given the “thumbs up” by my 3, 4 and 5 year old. My three year old son actually sat looking at the pictures and tried to match the pictures with the right letter of the alphabet that he learned after I finished reading the story.
I loved this book and having a four year old myself I can relate to the curiosity of a little one.
The Elliott Review
The pictures are simple with lighter colors but with details that are funny. They are extremely cute and would grab youngsters interest easily. I can foresee this being a book that my nieces and nephew ask to be read again and again.
Jill @ Frugal Plus
The action-filled Illustrations are just adorable and adds to the fun!
The simple illustrations and rhymes are a simple, easy and fun way to teach younger children the ABC’s and introduce them to word families and new vocabulary.
My nephew absolutely adored the first book in the Peas and Bananas series. Every time I started to read the title, I have to give him a banana so could eat while I read. It’s a great story. I recommend this book, especially to those who have a child who loves reading.
Your book is up in my baby to be’s room!
My kids listened through the book and kept their attention as well which is always a good start for a book!
Oh My~What a lovely little book for a young child, toddler, baby.
This was a cute read with the boys. They loved the illustrations and I thought they were remarkable. Throughout the book the rhyming made the book flow. Lil Boo has a great time outside and we see lots of vegetables to fruit to all kinds of animals. Also a good way to teach younger kids ABC’s and some new words. My boys wanted more.
As part of a new series, we are asking parents to write about the importance of play in their children’s lives. We’re proud to kick off this series with Daddy Bookins, a highly acclaimed dad blogger and children’s book author.
Peas and Bananas Outside with Little Boo is a story that any child will love. After all, it reflects the world and all that is in it through their child-rimmed lens. The vocabulary is rich and sparks discussion; scowl, downed feathers, frantically, transform, pollinating, prickly, and exceedingly are just some of the words you and your child will discover.
Lil Boo is a little boy whose outdoor adventure is illustrated so beautifully in this book. It’s fun to read to the kids, with the rhyme and cadence that makes a children’s book so appealing to little ones,
Even better the author, Cam, is local to Phoenix and he’s a friend of mine. He really says, “Peas out!” in real life when he leaves, and he wears yellow and green shoes.
He’s adorable and we talked and gushed about our sons all night.
Julie Garcia Matus
My 5 y/o was excited about your book!
The whole book is written in a playful prose and I’m truly smitten with the cheery illustrations!
The best part is that the whole alphabet thing is subtle.