Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Elegant Emu by Karen M. Bobos - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway


Join us for this tour from June 14 to July 8, 2022!

Book Details:

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.  



Book Description:

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.

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My Review
The Elegant Emu is a book in the Adventures in Harmony series featuring Angel Scarlet, Princess Daphne, and Fairy Cora. 
In this story, the three girls are sent to a special school run by Elizabeth the Emu. Elizabeth is an elegant emu who teaches etiquette and manners. The girls are sent to the school because their parents think they need to learn how to be on time, how to be polite, and how not to do gross things at the dinner table (like burp or pick their nose).
But the sisters aren't exactly the best at becoming "proper, polite young ladies" and give Elizabeth a run for her money. 
I thought this was a cute story, although I did think the overall message was a little outdated. I get that these little girls are considered royalty in the story (their parents are King and Queen), and royalty is held to higher standards, but I'm of the mindset that bodily functions are normal and can't always ben helped, even at the dinner table. Sure, they should learn the proper way to excuse themselves if something does happen (like a burp or passing gas), but I do feel like girls are shamed more often than boys when it comes to things like that. However, I do think having proper table manners like hand washing, chewing with your mouth closed, and not stabbing your food with a knife is important, so I think that will resonate with younger readers. 
This is definitely a very cute story, and I thought the ending was so sweet. Elizabeth did have a tough day, but once she goes home, her husband dotes on her, which was a nice touch. 
Overall, The Elegant Emu is a delightful little story with good lessons and lovely illustrations that will appeal to young readers, especially girls. 
4 stars!


Meet the Author:

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.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
Tour Schedule:

June 14 – Faith And Books – book review / giveaway
June 14 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 16 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 16 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
June 16 - Kam's Place – book review
June 17 – icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
June 20 – Bizwings Blog – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 20 - Lisa Everyday Reads – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 21 - Library Lady's Kid Lit – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 22 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
June 23 – Older & Smarter? – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 24 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 28 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 29 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / giveaway
June 30 – My Reading Getaway – book review / giveaway
July 5 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 6 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
July 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 7 – Bigreadersite – book review / giveaway
July 8 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway

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