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Cupid and the King of Muck

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Cupid is an angel of heaven who is given a divine assignment to change the heart of the fearsome King Babaloney, who rules the terrestrial kingdom of Muck. The King’s worldly power is based entirely on his own selfish whims and ego. This original fantasy reveals a new view of Cupid and a fresh look at the symbolic images we associate with the celebration of Valentine’s Day ...more
Hardcover, 54 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Staircase Press
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Meshell
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I won this book thanks to a Goodreads competition.

It was a fantastic book that is great to read with kids. Very highly recommended!!
Linda
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Here's a clever story told in Uncle Ed's (aka The God Guy 's--check out his blog) inimitable voice of reason mixed with dry wit and droll humor. The cowed, brown-nosed subjects of the selfish King Babaloney surprise their boorish leader with a tower of Babaloneyan cake for his birthday. I thought I knew where this was going, but I was wrong. And now for something completely different--but it works and I was amused. I was amused throughout the story, actually, by Uncle Ed's tone of voice and line ...more
Lisa
Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I WON THIS BOOK ON A GOODREADS GIVEAWAY.

An enjoyable book for kids. The ratio of pictures to words was just right for a bedtime story, though depending on the age of the listeners, it's a bit long for one sitting. The story brings up many questions, so I don't recommend reading it for the first time at bedtime since the Q&A will go well past bedtime unless you plan ahead. The author has an interesting, witty view of life...for instance, he mentions the "technology and success of the hamburger bu
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Jay
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Excellent book to introduce myths, biblical, and moral tales. On child level, it is nice and quick to the point. The drawing sometimes reminds me of the Beatles Yellow Submarine which is pleasing to the eyes and the colour palettes is calming. On Adult level, I find myself trying to figure where certain sections of the stories references to actual mythology or biblical which is sort of good "easter egg hunting " moments and can be useful as springboard to expand further knowledge in the story be ...more
Cheryl
Aug 13, 2013 rated it liked it
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I liked the basic story line of this book in regards to how cupid's arrow came into being but I didn't like the part about the people having brown noses. I thought that was kind of a crude reference and difficult to explain if reading this book to a child. I also felt that how the significance would be made trivial by a holiday later on was not necessary and took away from the story. The illustrations although for the most part were lovely, I didn't like how in the crowd pictures, the people wer ...more
Amber
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Sonia
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I won this book on a goodreads first reads giveaway. I really liked reading this book I thought it was fun and I thought the pictures in book was lovely and bright and the story was very fun and the author also signed it to so that was pretty cool. I really recommend this book to children and also older people can read it to. :)
Dave
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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A well written and beautifully illustrated children's book. The story was well thought out and told well/ Whilst I am not fully aware of the concept of St Valentine it made a thoughtful story for young minds. ...more
Kelly
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A FANTASTIC BOOK THAT ADULTS AND CHILDREN CAN ENJOY.ILLUSTRATED BEAUTIFULLY TOO.WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!BRAVO!
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