Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bookaboo "Takes to the Stage” on Prime Video this Friday - Children's Show Review

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Amazon is launching an original kid series, Bookaboo, on October 28th on Prime Video in the US and UK.  This new preschool show, featuring special guests, combines puppetry, live action and CGI animation to help families find their reading rhythm. 

Bookaboo will debut on October 28 exclusively for Prime members.  Prime members can download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing. The entire first season of Bookaboo will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or online at, at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at

The rocking series follows Bookaboo as he tours the globe with his bandmates Paws and Growler, playing drums to packed stadiums of adoring fans. There’s only one hitch – Bookaboo just can't play without a story a day! The precocious pup finds creative ways to avoid performing, leading to laugh-out-loud comedy sketches and silly songs. To empower Bookaboo to return to the stage, a famous face appears in each episode to share a favorite story. The picture book that the celebrity guest brings in the special “bookabag” is brought to vibrant life through animation and an interactive, energetic reading that restores Bookaboo’s “bojo.”

I had the chance to preview an episode of Bookaboo, and watched it with a couple of my younger nieces.  Bookaboo and his friends are puppets in a band and Bookaboo, the main character, is a rock 'n roll kinda dog.  He can't play until a book is read to him.  Celebrities that most of us are familiar with show up to read a story to Bookaboo.  While the story is being read, Bookaboo and that celebrity interject with their reactions.  The illustrations from the stories come to life so kids viewing can get a feel for the story that's being read.  It's then that Bookaboo can take the stage and rock out.

Bookaboo is a fine show for youngsters.  Kids will get a kick out of the characters, and will enjoy going along with the story.  It's not an overly annoying or campy show, and I think most adults will agree that it's educational and delightful.

Will your child be watching Bookaboo on Amazon Prime Video?