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!
Targeted Age Group:: 3-7
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It is our weekly tradition to sit together as a family, retelling our self created family favorites, and brainstorming new ideas.
We came up with the ideas for The Blue Baboon in the Big Balloon one Saturday afternoon while snuggling together as a family. We loved the ideas we came up with and decided to write this book.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Steven invented the concept of “Harold the Blue Baboon”. I gave him his personality, with a British influence as a tribute to my father who is British.
The rest of the characters were invented through experimenting with fun ways to rhyme. We love inventing outrageous characters to entertain our children. The rhymes and brightly colored illustrations portray each character’s unique personality.
Oh what a sight it was to see — the orange mite who lived on a kite, Dwight wearing tights, Matt the cat chasing the mice that liked fly kites and eat fried rice, and a blue baboon flying in a big balloon!
About the Author:
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.
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