Character Post for
BOO’S BAD DAY
By: Penny Lockwood
Picture book for children aged 18 months to 6 years
Published by 4RV Publishing
ISBN# 13: 978-0-9852661-5-8
$8.99 includes s/h
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Boo sneaks out of the house and discovers that freedom by himself can be scary.
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.
Hi, my name is Boo, and I’m a teenager, cat that is, only about ten months old. I have black fur that is short and sleek. I don’t know why people think I’m a baby. I’m pretty independent. I can jump on counters by myself, and I always use my litter box. I eat all my crunchies, and I love it when Mom gives me juicy, wet food in my special bowl.
I love to play and chase things, especially when my boy Timmy is home. He throws my toys for me, and when I run after them, sometimes I slide on the wood floors, and he laughs. It makes me happy when he does that. Of course, there are times when Timmy and his mom have to go out. I don’t like that at all. I get so bored sitting there by myself. I try to entertain myself by playing with my toy mice and jingle balls. I’ve even pulled Mom’s yarn out of her knitting basket. She really doesn’t like that, but it’s fun to play with.
The other day Timmy and his mom were gone a really long time. I saw something white covering the ground outside the big window. I sat on the bench seat in front of the window and watched the other dogs and cats outside. They all looked like they were having way more fun than I was. It was so quiet in the house with no one home. I just knew I had to go out there and see what they were doing and what all that white stuff was.
When Timmy and Mom came home, I snuck out the door before they closed it. Boy was I surprised! That white stuff was so cold it hurt my paws. But since I was out there, I decided I should explore. I think my curiosity got the better of me, though, because before I took a few steps, I wanted to get back inside the house.
There were so many strange noises: metal scraping against rocks, barking dogs, blaring sirens. Oh, my. I just wanted to hide from all the strange sounds. They were so loud they hurt my ears. I didn’t know how to get back inside, so I all I could do was call for Timmy. The longer I was out in that cold white stuff, the more I knew I wouldn’t be bored if I was in the house. All I could think of was the hearth in front of my nice warm woodstove. Sometimes being bored is good.
Penny Lockwood 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:// pennylockwoodehrenkranz.yolasite.com. Her writing blog is located at http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.blogspot.com/.
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.