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I have some exciting news! Amazon Prime members can get excited as a brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, Bookaboo, is set to premiere October 28 on Prime Video in the US and UK! Bookaboo inventively combines puppetry, live action and CGI animation, and every episode features a different celebrity guest, who goes “backstage” to share their favorite picture book with Bookaboo, the adorable world-famous drummer puppy and star of the show who needs to be read a book a day or he just can’t play. Celebrity guests include Paula Abdul, Rachelle Lefevre, Molly Parker, Hannah Simone, Emily Van Camp, Selma Blair, Michael Sheen, Guillermo Diaz, Adam Copeland, Chris Hadfield, and Antonio Brown.
Bookaboo, the latest addition to Amazon’s award-winning preschool programming slate, is created by Lucy Goodman, Founder of Happy Films, and produced by Happy Films and Sinking Ship Entertainment (Odd Squad, Annedroids). This is an exciting show developed to promote literacy by inspiring parents to read to and with their children and help instill a lifelong love of reading,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “Each episode incorporates funny storytelling and great books, specifically chosen to capture young viewers’ attention and imagination.”
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.”
My boys were sent some musical instruments so that they could play along during our “Bookaboo” screening party at home. As you can imagine, they had a blast making music! They especially loved playing the drums and cymbals all while watching Bookaboo and his pals do the same on the screen. We had such a fun time and this new series from Amazon Prime Video is going to be a hit with you and your kids as well. I love that it encourages reading. Reading to your children is a great way to spend quality time with each other and to show how much that you love each other!
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 Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. Bookaboo will also be available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively on Amazon devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids Edition.
Want to check out this awesome new series for yourself? Check out the video clip below of this rockin’ new series! Remember that reading to your children helps them to become better learners!