Today is just not Boogaloo's day! Normally a sweet, smiley baby, Boogaloo just can't be made happy, no matter what Mommy tries.. but in the end, there's a sweet surprise! A rhyming picture book intended for infants and toddlers, Bad Mood Boogaloo's colorful art and whimsical writing is sure to make even the most sour frowns turn upside down.
While pretending to be a human, Melody Klink likes to write down words. Lots and lots of them. All to gain the admiration and trust of the human masses.
Wait. I mean… Melody Klink is a lovable little scamp with a sweet tooth for all things coffee. When she's not collecting superstitions about the American South, she can be found scribbling out stories on just about anything, which explains her odd assortment of used napkins, pictures of skin, and copious number of notebooks.
While her first foray into publishing was Bad Mood Boogaloo, a picture book for toddlers, she also enjoys writing novels, and has several titles in the works. Her debut novel, Godeater: The Second World, released on February 29th, 2016. She currently resides in the Mid-South with her husband, daughters, and one annoying cat.
It's my book, indeed, but I'd still like to share why I think it's a great book for our babies.
Bad Mood Boogaloo was inspired by my first child- one who, on the advent of this little poem, was having one crazy bad day. Only two things in the whole world would make this kiddo happy: her cat, which had taken a vacation (read: she ran out the open door), and her daddy, who had only just started a long day at work. And sometimes, when you're really in the thick of things, something in the universe just clicks, and BAM! There's daddy AND Val the Cat.
Simple in execution, the book is really about doing what we can for those we love, and sharing the love of family. Whenever there's a bad day had-- and there are always bad days-- it's important that we remember and acknowledge what the people around us do for our happiness.
The book is beautifully and quirkily illustrated by John D. Henderson. More of his work can be found at http://hendart.com/