Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Book Review: BonBon

I am happy to share my review of Barbara Bockman's new children's picture book, BonBon.  It is a delightful story.


Title: BonBon
Category: Children’s Picture Book
Author: Barbara Bockman
Illustrator: Eugene Ruble
Print ISBN: 9781616337032
eBook ISBN: 9781616337049
Published: Guardian Angel Publishing, September 2015

BonBon is a toy French Poodle living in the Twice Loved Toy Shop (what a great name!) in Paris, France. From the very beginning of Bockman’s story, we can feel BonBon’s heartfelt longing to be chosen as someone’s special toy. Will her wish come true?

We see many beautiful and historic places in this story—the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge—as BonBon’s friends discuss landmarks they’ve “seen” in their lives. But BonBon just wants to be noticed and decides she must practice patience. Despite ongoing challenges like being hidden behind bigger toys in the window, luck prevails and BonBon is spotted by a little girl looking for her Paris keepsake.  Will she convince her mom that BonBon is the perfect souvenir?

Eugene Ruble’s detailed illustrations are beautiful and bring BonBon and her story to life. BonBon is a lovely story that is sure to delight young readers.

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** Please Note:  I do not receive monetary compensation nor any other incentive for my reviews.

10 comments:

  1. Terrific review of Barbara's unique book. Best wishes for her continued success!

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  2. BonBon, eh? Now I'm craving chocolaty treats. =)

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    1. That was my first thought when I heard the title too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Look at that precious face. I'd take Bon Bon home with me. Great review, Karin. Good luck, Barbara.

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    1. She is cute, isn't she, Beverly? I would take her home too:)

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    1. It is, Janet, isn't it? Thanks for reading.

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  5. Hi Karen and all your visitors. Sorry, I'm a little late with my response, but I am thankful for all the nice compliments. As for the cute poodle, I must thank Eugene for using the "real" toy as his model.

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  6. Hi Karen and all your visitors. Sorry, I'm a little late with my response, but I am thankful for all the nice compliments. As for the cute poodle, I must thank Eugene for using the "real" toy as his model.

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