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Book Title: THE ELEGANT EMU (a Harmony Adventure) by Karen M. Bobos
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book, Fairy Tale
Publisher: Bobos Babes, Ltd.
Release date: June 2022
Content Rating: G for everyone.
The magical sisters are enrolled in an etiquette class when their manners are not fit for the king and queen of the enchanted land of Harmony. Can Elizabeth the Emu help the royal sisters?
In the beautiful and peaceful land of Harmony, three magical sisters, the Bobos Babes, uproot the kingdom’s tranquility with some
not-so-polite actions -nose-picking, belching, and other noisy…expulsions. Their parents, the King and Queen, enroll the
sisters in the elegant Elizabeth the Emu’s etiquette class where they learn manners and other ways to self-improve like being on time,
politeness, and proper personal hygiene.
Elizabeth the Emu explains to Angel Scarlet, Princess Daphne, and Fairy Cora that having proper etiquette is more than good manners, it’s about being kind and courteous. And for the sisters? Well, let’s just say that they will be needing more than one lesson from Elizabeth the Emu’s etiquette class.
Bobos, Karen M. The Elegant Emu. Illustrated by Emily Hercock. Bobos Babes, 2022.
As I read The Elegant Emu, I sensed that the story may be incorporating the author’s family and some of their behaviors. I think this is a fun thing for authors to do. In the book Karen M. Bobos addresses some of the “nasty” habits of little ones, making The Elegant Emu an excellent choice for teaching manners. The rhyming text will appeal to the younger children the book is intended for.
Emily Hercock created illustrations with a princess- or fairy-like quality. They compliment the story well and help listeners to visualize the text.
The Elegant Emu could easily be added to a K-12 Christian school picture book section. It would make a great addition to an educational unit on manners or etiquette. It would also be a great family or early childhood classroom read aloud.
I received a complimentary copy of The Elegant Emu. This is my honest review.
Meet the Author – Karen M. Bobos:
Karen M. Bobos is the multi-award-winning author of the Adventures in Harmony series, which was created in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. While living in a city of unrest, her family left Chicago to stay with her mother in Northwest Indiana for several months. She and her husband were determined to keep life filled with wonder and magic for their three daughters, Scarlett (6), Daphne (5), and Cora (3). The Adventures in Harmony series was created to entertain her daughters during their stay at Gigi’s home and is filled with characters from the sisters’ world. Everyone deserves to escape to a land filled with love and adventure where creatures co-exist and happiness awaits.
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