It's almost Christmas and Santa finds himself in quite the predicament due to unintended consequences as a result of trying something new. Lobo, and his raven sidekick, Roxy, travel to the North Pole to help the jolly ole' one and are guided by the Arctic animals. The colors of the season delight along the way and make for a howling good holiday. Can you howl Ho Ho Ho?
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Cute Christmas Tale
The very first thing I noticed about this cute little children's story is the beautiful illustrations. I very much like the style of the artwork – the smoothness of the edges and the use of color. Lobo, along with his pals Arty the Arctic Mouse and Roxy the Raven, are on a journey to the North Pole to help Santa. Other animals help them on their way to Santa's Village, and the reader finally discovers what sort of assistance it is that Santa needs from Lobo.
Overall this is a cute Christmas story for kids (with, of course, a happy ending). There's some silliness, there's some opportunity for further exploration (the Arctic animals who help the friends, the Northern lights, etc.), and there are some life lessons about helping others/being a good friend too. One point of annoyance: Roxy the Raven says everything twice. Kids will like the repetition, but I have to confess - I kind of want to punch Roxy in the face.
That aside, this is a new idea for a Christmas story (wait until you read why Santa needs Lobo's help, and what assistance he asks Lobo to provide!) and your kidlets will likely enjoy both the story and the fun, bright illustrations.
Lobo's Howliday is Howlerific!
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this ebook for purposes of review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo’s Howliday is a fun read and a great way to spend time with the little ones in your life during the holiday season. My niece particularly loved the different kinds of animals in the story, the bright colors and she giggled at the out-of-shape reindeer! This would make a wonderful Christmas Eve activity before bedtime, along with a cup of hot chocolate, for small children.
Entertaining and Very Funny!
In the story Lobo's Howliday by C.L.Murphy, the character Roxy the Raven was favored by my oldest son because Roxy was goofy and he just loves goofy characters. I feel that it was an excellent choice by the author. From my perspective the choice of characters that Murphy used in this book molded into their individual personalities really stuck out to me, this kept the children wanting to hear more. My oldest son read the book the first time around aloud to us and he noted that his younger brother was laughing at almost everything good old goofy Roxy the Raven said in the story. The reader is able to also feel the courage that Lobo has along his great journey to the North Pole along with his friends Roxy the Raven and Arty the Mouse. Murphy did a marvelous job, and this is a spectacular book for the Holiday season. I rate this book a two thumbs up and recommend for our homeschooling family members and others!