Rambee Boo's Lake Vacation by Reena Korde Pagnoni
Book Title: Rambee Boo's Lake Vacation by Reena Korde Pagnoni
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 24 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Waman Books
Release date: April, 2021
Format available for review: print (USA), pdf
Tour dates: May 24 to Jun 11, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
The Rambee Boo Crew take a summer vacation to the Lake. Rock and Rambee are having so much fun that they don’t realize that Rambee Boo keeps dropping his Sock. Will Sock make it home with the duo at the end of the trip?
How a little puppy inspired a big venture
At the begin of the pandemic, I don’t think any of us knew how our lives were about to change. And boy did my life change! It all started in April of 2020 when we adopted a puppy (like everyone else) and named him Rambo aka Rambee Boo. We were all excited to have a new little pup in the house. He was a handful but sweet nonetheless. I noticed a very special bond form almost immediately with Rambee Boo and the children, especially my youngest son Rocky.
Rocky instantly took to the puppy as his built-in playmate, comfort toy and personal vacuum cleaner. I started looking for realistic picture books about other children and their pets that Rock could resonate with. To my surprise, there weren’t many picture books in the realistic fiction genre. That’s when I decided, if I couldn’t find the books I wanted, I would just have to write them myself! What started out as a little idea of writing books that Rock could relate to turned into my new business. I should have known, I can’t do anything small scale. You’ve heard the saying, “go big or go home” – I always go big. I self-published my first book just 6 months after we adopted Rambee Boo. I released, Meet Rambee Boo! In October of 2020. At this point I knew I wanted to write a series about Rock and Rambee Boo’s adventures. I knew I wanted to release the first few books in the series in close proximity to one another to establish a format. By the time book 3 was released in January of 2021, my readers knew exactly what to expect when they picked up a book from The Rambee Boo Series. I was slowly getting comfortable in my new role as a children’s book author, while facing new challenges as a working mom. My kids have always had my undivided attention as a stay at home mom, and I loved it! This whole working thing was a bit of an adjustment for the whole family but we got through it.
Almost immediately, I wanted more! The hunger and drive I felt to do more with the series was undeniable. It was consuming me. I saw children connect with my characters and I knew I had to give them more. In less than a year, Rambee Boo has sold thousands of books, has his own YouTube channel (@rambeeboo), is on multiple social media sites (Facebook/Instagram @therambeebooseries), is on TikTok (@rambeeboo), has a kids club, a website, free activities, a section to follow the real characters on (wamanbooks.com) and even reach out to Rambee Boo by writing to him. With 2 more picture book releases set for this year, a coloring book and Rambee Boo’s comfort sock, The Rambee Boo brand is rapidly growing. I can only hope that one day Rambee Boo is a children’s icon like so many other loved characters. Who would have ever known that adding a puppy to our family would change my destination and impact my life in such a significant way?!
This is a cute book about a family going on vacation. The dog has his best friend and his best toy.
They have adventures together, and as sometimes happens, a toy is left behind or misplaced.
The rhyme is fun and the repetition is wonderful for young readers.
This is a quick read but interesting enough to read over without being bored.
The pictures are fun and also allow for more discussion and creative story telling. I appreciated the discussion questions at the end. Also that the boy was wearing his life vest when taking part in water activities.
Meet the Author:
I began writing THE RAMBEE BOO SERIES after we added a fur baby to our family, during the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine. The characters in the series are based off my youngest son Rocky (aka Rock), and our rambunctious puppy Rambo (aka Rambee Boo). Whenever there's trouble, these two are usually at the center of it! I graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High school in 2000 and went on to get my B.A. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I currently live in New Jersey with my husband, my three children and of course…my Rambee Boo! I've always had a great love for children's books and started collecting them in college. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write my own series to add to our collection. I hope these books will continue to grow and foster children's love for reading. I can only hope that my readers enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them!
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