Friday, 26 April 2013

Featured Friday: Boo's Bad Day by Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz

My Featured Friday guest this week is Author Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz who is currently on tour promoting the release of her latest children's picture story book Boo's Bad Day in which Boo sneaks out of the house and discovers that freedom by himself can be scary.

Author: Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz
ISBN# 13: 978-0-9852661-5-8

Picture book for children aged 18 months to 7 years
Published by 4RV Publishing


Boo is a very bored kitten. When Timmy and his mom return home, Boo sneaks out of the house.  Boo is frightened by the noises of the big world outside of the safety of his warm home.  When Timmy coaxes Boo back into the house, Boo realizes some places are safe and some are not.

Talking Points for parents include:

  • Taking care of a pet
  • Dangers of a busy street
  • Listening to parents
  • Safe places vs. unsafe places

    My review:
    I was given a free review copy of this book which I read with my two sons. The story provoked numerous questions from my 5 year old about cats and why it wasn't OK for Boo to go outside by himself. My 1 1/2 year old delighted in pointing the cat out in each picture and 'barking' at the page (all animals are dogs in his mind at the moment). Both boys were concerned that Boo might hurt himself especially when he got stuck up the tree but cheered when he was safe again.

    A nice read for young kids that raises awareness of pet care and the dangers that surround us outside of the home. The cute illustrations were loved by all of us.

Purchasing links:

$11.99 Prime

$8.99 includes s/h

    Author bio

Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz has published more than 100 articles, 75 stories, a chapbook, and her stories have been included in two anthologies. She writes for both adults and children. Her fiction has appeared in numerous genre and children’s publications, and non‑fiction work has appeared in a variety of writing, parenting, and young adult print magazines and on line publications.  She edits for MuseItUp Publishing.  Visit her web site at http:// Her writing blog is located at

She has recently released Boo’s Bad Day with 4RV Publishing and has three other children’s books under contract with them: Ghost for Rent, Ghost for Lunch, and Many Colored Coats. She has three romances published by MuseItUp Publishing: Love Delivery, Lady in Waiting, and Mirror, Mirror.  Her short story collection, A Past and A Future, is available through Sam’s Dot Publishing and Smashwords.

If you missed yesterday's blog stop, please check out  For the next three days, with a different post each day, I'll be at  http://virginiajennings.webscom/apps/blog  Remember to leave contact information to be entered into the drawing for a free book.

Write comments
  1. Jo, thank you for this thoughtful review, and please, thank your boys, too. I'm glad it was a book you could all enjoy.

    1. You're welcome Penny. Good luck with the rest of your tour.

  2. Great review. I like the added "Talking Points for Parents."

    1. The book raises some important topics

    2. Thanks, Vivian. Getting ready for a school visit soon.

  3. Very nice review, Jo. The book is on my to read list.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Beverly. You'll love it!

    2. Thanks, for stopping Beverly. I hope you have a little one who will enjoy reading Boo with you.

  4. Wonderful review, Penny. Best wishes on the tour!
    Karen Rice

  5. Great review. I also like the 'Talking Points for Parent.' This is a useful feature in a children' book review. Penny, have a super tour!

    1. Thanks, Karen. I'm planning on doing a school and library visit, and I thought the talking points would be useful there, too.

  6. Congratulations to Susan York Meyers! She's the winner of an autographed copy of Boo's Bad Day.

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