Catch this episode for a premiere of Bookaboo’s new rock ballad ‘Life On The Road’ – a bit of a homage to the rock ‘n roll band-on-the-road music promo canine style!
And if that isn’t enough – Comedian, Omid Djalily bounds onto the bookabus to see if he can revive Bookaboo’ deflated ‘bojo’!
He shares ‘Kisses Are Yuk’ by Julia Jarman and Erica-Jane Waters. This book made me smile before I’d even got past the front cover. I’m sure there are thousands of 3 to 6 year old boys out there who can empathise with Jack, the story’s hero.
For Jack hates being kissed, especially if they are sloppy, sucky, licky or scary hairy ones! And with an army of aunts and uincles, there’s no getting away from it. What’s a boy to do? The rhyming story culminates in the one kind of kiss Jack secretly likes – one from Mum!
When we spoke before filming, Omid sympathised with Jack:
“In our culture” he said “it’s abgout grabbing the cheeks…so aunties and uncles would come when I was about 3 or 4 and grab the cheek and I’d go ‘aghhhh!’. But then I was told. “Oh Aunty so-and-so is just being like that because she likes you!” So this book struck a real chord with me.”
As was pretty evident as he demonstrated pretty much every one of the kisses in this book on Bookaboo!
We’ve trialled this book with kids too and there’s loads of fun to be had sharing it at home – even if it’s received with much ‘errrr’, ‘gerrroff’s’ , ‘ughh’ and of course ‘Yuuuuk!’. Worth it, surely though for a softy cuddle with Mum at the end. Ah! Lucy J
Omid Djalili shares ‘Kisses Are Yuk’ with Bookaboo today (15 Nov) on CiTV at 3.15pm but if you miss, it’ll be back again.
If you want to try doing an Omid style read of ‘Kisses Are Yuk’ at home, it’s available at good libraries and retailers as well as here at the bookabshop at a special bookaboo discounted price.
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