Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"Selfies in the Wild" by C. L. Murphy

Selfies in the Wild
(The Adventures of Lovable Lobo Book 6)
by C. L. Murphy

Selfies in the Wild is the sixth book in The Adventures of Lovable Lobo series by C. L. Murphy, suitable for children ages 3 to 7. Also available: Lobo and Popo Fool the Pack, Lobo Visits the Barnyard, Lobo Finds Bigfoot, Lobo's Howliday (read my blog post), and Lobo Goes to the Galapagos (read my blog post).

Selfies in the Wild is currently on tour and stops here today for my review, a sneak peek, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Lobo and his sidekick raven find a trail camera in their neck of the woods, and it attracts the attention of forest friends. Images captured have never been sillier or more candid. Just as their wild dispositions are exposed, the photo shoot comes to an unexpected end and they're all left wondering why. The reason may be obvious.

Book Video


Praise for the Book
"Young children will easily relate to the meaning of 'selfies' and will connect with this whimsical picture book. In addition to the colorful illustrations, Ms. Murphy weaves an adorable 'tale' of what happens when nature meets technology. I loved her spattering of advanced vocabulary words, which were later explained in the Glossary at the end of the book. Challenge words always earn extra points with me!" ~ HopefulSerenity
"Our grandchildren have fun taking selfies, so the idea of Lovable and his gang of wild friends trying to figure out what a trail camera is, and how to use it, is a hoot! The animals' conversation in the dark is silly and fun! The colorful illustrations are adorable. Ms. Murphy scattered a few challenging vocabulary words throughout the story, but at the end of the book, she includes a short vocabulary list with definitions that help extend the reader's learning." ~ RL Thom
"Selfies in the Wild had me giggling to myself like a preschooler, and it is definitely a picture book that will put a smile on any child or adult reader's face!" ~ Bookworm Gang
"Selfies in the Wild is an adorable story which had me laughing out loud as I read the silly conversations between a fun group of forest friends who are intrigued by a trail camera they've found. In addition, the bright and colorful illustrations of the close-up shots of the characters looking into the trail cam also made me smile ear-to-ear." ~ Jill Cofsky
"What an adorable book! This one is my favorite so far. It’s simple and cute and although it is targeted for young readers, parents will enjoy reading it as well." ~ Dawn

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Lovable Lobo and his friends find a trail camera, have a bit of fun with it, and teach us a few things along the way.
You and your little one will find out about colors (red and green), left and right, learn some new vocabulary (e.g., different meanings for the word "capture"), discover the camera and battery icons, and even be able to start up conversations on temperature, time, and date. Real-life nature photographs serve as a backdrop to computer-animated images, providing you with an opportunity to point out the different animals. The text itself is full of puns and humor, and there's even a glossary of difficult words at the end of the book. The author also shares some photos of wild animals taken using her own trail camera. And once you've finished with all of that, you'll have to go back through the book to find the fox (he only appears once)!
As you can see, there's a whole lot in this little book. You can even download the free activity kit to continue the fun.

About the Author
Cathy (C. L.) Murphy has been creating with and for kids for many years, and because of it she's ever armed with crayons and not afraid to use or share them. She’s faster than a speeding turtle, more powerful than a newborn bunny, and nearly able to leap tall tales in a single bound. She's in a position to use her unassuming powers in a never-ending battle for good and silliness while traveling to the deepest (sometimes dark) part of her imagination. She’s been a member of SCBWI since 2012. She lives in a wonder-filled forest, amongst the wildlife with her husband and other untamed animals. They have two wildly perfect sons and a scrumptious new granddaughter.

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Plus, everyone can download the FREE activity kit.