‘At the Zoo with Lil Boo’ WINS PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD

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‘At the Zoo with Lil Boo’ WINS PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2012) – The judges of the third annual Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and At the Zoo with Lil Boo by Daddy Bookins, won an Honorable Mention Place in the Animals Pets category. “Winning any place in the …

Horatian Ode – At the Zoo with Lil Boo – First Draft Exclusive

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I have been reluctant to post this rough draft of the second book.  Why? Perhaps just my own insecurities.  Perhaps I was afraid of dishonoring the great poet Horace.  Perhaps…well I just don’t know, quite simply enough it was my first ever attempt at writing a Horatian Ode and I was unsure how or if anyone would accept it.  I was at odds with …

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – It is true, I never would have imagined at the ripe age of 6 where I would have been at 20, 30 or even now coming up to 36 (Yes, I just gave away my true age).  The other week, I was fortunate enough to spend some time with #lilboo’s classmates and read the wonderful Dr. Seuss book, …

You’ve Been Booed!

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It’s that time of year again!  “You’ve Been Booed!” signs should be popping up in your neighborhood! I updated the original “BOO Poem” written a few years back.  It is a great way to get out and know  your neighbors while having a bit of fun with your lil boo’s n roo’s! Just click on the free printable PDF “You’ve …

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At the Zoo – Up Close and Personal with a Giraffe

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Did you know the tongue of a giraffe is 18 to 20 inches long! Earlier this year we were able to get up close and personal with a giraffe at the Phoenix Zoo during feeding time.  A very unique experience, especially for the real life, Lil Boo and friends! Be sure to stay up-to-date with the latest videos by subscribing …

Original Illustration

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Earlier this morning, I stumbled across the original illustration that brought Lil Boo and Onote to a reality. Back in April/May of 2009 I was in search of an Illustrator to bring the real world blog personalities (my son and his imaginary friend) from Peas and Bananas to life in the first children’s book, Peas and Bananas Outside with Lil …