We had a fabulous iRead Book Tour this month filled with many heart-warming reviews. I wanted to take a moment to provide a recap of the tour and the bloggers who provided their honest reviews of The Missing Egg, the second book in the Bobos Babes Adventures series. All reviewers were given a hardcover copy of the book to provide an honest review. You can find a direct link to the Book Tour HERE.
"The story is told with lots of dialogue and humor, and the delightful illustrations are adorable. The glossy hardcover is colorful, and the sturdy pages are loaded with fun animal illustrations."
~ Cover Lover Book Review
"This book is adorable. Are you tempted by chocolate cake? Russell the Swan certainly is – and it could get him in trouble with his wife. You see, he was supposed to watch their eggs while his wife took a break. But his friends came by with chocolate cake. Russell just could not resist. He stepped away for just a short time to have his cake, but when he came back one egg was missing. Oh no! Bobos Babes notice his dilemma and try to help. Will the egg be found - and before his wife gets back? Furthermore, Russell is not the only one tempted by the cake.
The illustrations are colorful and just so much fun to explore. I highly recommend this book."
~ Reading is My Passion (Betty Taylor)
"This is a cute "Dad dilemma" perfect for Father's Day. In this beautifully colorful book of 'Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg', the illustrator, Emily Hercock, has captured each event in this story with an array of eye-catching color. The description of the "Babes" was very thorough and is sure to delight young girls. The "dad's dilemma" is one that some women can relate to."
~ Rockin Book Reviews
"This is the perfect "Uncle's Book." I can see my brothers having fun reading this to my kids. Told with a sense of humor and enjoyable images, this book explores what happens when Mom takes a break, leaving Dad to sit on the nest. Some things are too tempting to resist, not only for Dad, but also... well, I can't tell you that. When the mystery is solved, some catch on sooner than others. A good laugh is had by all."
~ Laura's Interests
"The Bobos Babes is a cute and fun book. I know that my five year old niece will really enjoy it. It has a fun story with a good gang of characters. There is even a short lesson inserted in this story. The illustrations are great. They colors really bright. I like that the sentences were not too long or that large words were used. This way my niece can read the book pretty much on her own and stay focused on the story."
~ Cheryl's Book Nook
"Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg is an enchanting book featuring clever rhymes, whimsical illustrations, adorable characters and meaningful messages . . . This latest adventure of the Bobos Babes is brought to life through engaging storytelling and beautiful illustrations. The personality of each character is reflected by the way they talk, the way they dress and the way they behave. Young readers may learn the special name of a baby swan and how a swan egg gets hatched. They can also learn about friendship, kindness and problem-solving. The parents, on the other hand, may get a good laugh over how clueless a first-time dad swan can get about a newborn and how overprotective a mother swan can get for her babies. Plus, they may find the joy brought about by a new life to be so real and familiar. The book makes a pleasant choice as a read-aloud or a parent-child activity."
"This book is incredibly witty. Told in rhyming verse and gorgeous illustrations – this is definitely a keeper. Angels, Princesses and Fairies… Oh my!! There is adult humor throughout the book which had me laughing out loud. I loved watching the story unfold. This is a book that every child will really enjoy. I can’t wait to see the Bobos Babes next adventure!!"
"The Missing Egg was my introduction to the world of Bobos Babes Adventures. A fun-filled land called Harmony is where Fairy Cora, Princess Daphne, and Angel Scarlett reside. They love to help out their friends and, along the way, bring joy to everyone. Emily Hercock has brought the world of Harmony to life with her vibrant, colorful illustrations.
The story is entertaining and easy to read. Children will enjoy the tale of Russell the Swan, who mistakenly lost one of the eggs from his nest. Even adults will get a kick out of poor Russell, who was only tempted to leave the nest for a moment when “The Boys” tempted him with chocolate cake. Who hasn’t been there?
There is no real drama or trauma as the reader can see the little cygnet all along. This delightful hardcover book should be in every library as children will beg to read it over and over."
"Bobos Babes are a princess, an angel, and a fairy who use their magical powers to help those in need. When they came across Russell the Swan, they knew that there was something troubling him. He lost one of the eggs he was supposed to be sitting on! I got tickled, and I know kids will too, when Russell kept going on about the lost egg and he didn’t realize that his baby was right there.
The Missing Egg isn’t only funny but it teaches that a baby swan is called a cygnet. It’s told in rhyme and it has adorable illustrations with vibrant colors. This is definitely a good book to read to the children in your life over and over."
"Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg is a cute children's book about an angel, a fairy, and a princess who help a daddy swan find his missing egg before Mommy Swan returns to the nest.
The "Babes" in this story are based on the author's kiddos, which I thought was sweet. The story also showcases how working together and using teamwork can be a good thing. It's a fun little story with a delightful friendship between Daddy Swan and his "boys" (aka a rabbit, a turtle, and an armadillo), and a heartwarming sisterly bond. Also, chocolate cake.
I thought this was a quick, easy read. The story is engaging, and young readers will enjoy helping Bobos Babes uncover the mystery of the missing egg.
The illustrations are bright and colorful, and they draw the eye. The story pops thanks to the lovely illustrations.
And while this may seem like it's aimed more for young female readers, I think it's a story that all readers can enjoy--young and old, boy or girl, etc. 5 stars! "
"Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg is the newest installment to Karen M Bobos’ Bobos Babes Adventures series. It definitely will not be the last. I love the sisters, Angel Scarlett, Princess Daphne and Fairy Cora. It was fun and entertaining being taken to the wonderful place of Harmony. The story is magical and teaches a lesson that we all – young or old – could learn from. I love how the sisters were quickly able to go into action to help their friend when they needed them the most. It shows their kindness and sweet heart.
Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg is illustrated by the talent Emily Hercock. I thought her pictures are beautifully created to follow the story perfectly. It gives a great way for little ones to continue to stay interested and give them a wonderful visualization of what is going on.
I am giving Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who are between the ages of three and seven years old. It would be a great addition to add to school classrooms or local libraries. I can imagine it would be a wonderful way to spend a story time hour. I would love to read the other books from the Bobos Babes Adventures series by Karen M Bobos."
~ Locks, Hooks, & Books
"Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg is an adorable story about Scarlett the angel, Cora the fairy, and Daphne the princess and how the help daddy Russell the Swan find a missing egg before the mama Swan comes home to her little far away and so much fun town of Harmony. Wow those characters are a mouthful, but I love each one of them. Your child has a surprise in store for them when you read this precious book to them. I bet you won’t read it just once! I love the story as well and there’s even a bit if a mystery to it. It’s all so much fun.
I fell in love with the sweet characters in this book created by Illustrator Emily Hercock. The front cover is beautiful and will have children grabbing this book from the shelf first. The colors and so pretty, and the words on the pages and the pictures created work together so perfectly. This beautiful book would be great for your little girl’s library or it would be perfect for any younger children’s classrooms, or in daycare. I highly recommend this one and give it a Five Stars!"
"Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg by Karen M. Bobos was an adventurous tale highlighting the goodness in people. Three sisters, all living in a land called Harmony, were known for their good deeds. Angel Scarlett, Princess Daphne, and Cora (the fairy) used their magical powers to spread joy and help those residing in their charmingly named land.
In this tale, the Bobos Babes banded together to help a swan find his missing unhatched baby. During their search for the bundle of joy, we meet three of swan’s buddies.
Young readers will love all the animals and the sweet sisters. For the animal friends, Emily Hercock (illustrator) gave all of them a distinct personality. For me, I loved sunglass-wearing Armando, the armadillo.
As for the three sisters, their dresses were not all pink, and this will please young kids who don’t fancy the color pink—like my daughter. "