The Adventures of Lovable Lobo

Lobo's Howliday

Children - Animals
32 Pages
Reviewed on 12/07/2013
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Author Biography

C.L. Murphy is the author and illustrator of the series THE ADVENTURES OF LOVABLE LOBO. The main character of the children's picture books was inspired by a lovable wolf that she raised for over 14 years. She studied art in college and knows in her heart that she was destined to create for children. She just adores their wonder and curiosity. She is a member of SCBWI. She lives amongst the wildlife in one of Oregon's enchanted forests with her husband and menagerie of animals. She raised two sons that continue to be "the lights of her life".

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo's Howliday is a children's book written by C.L. Murphy. Lobo and his friend Roxy, the raven, are surprised when an owl comes to see Lobo with a special delivery. Within the bag is Arty, an Arctic mouse who has an urgent request from Santa. Santa needs Lobo's help this year, and the three of them set off for the North Pole. Along the way, they meet an Arctic fox, who lets them stay the night in his den and a polar bear who transports them across icy water. An Arctic wolf accompanies them for the rest of the journey to Santa's Village, where an Arctic hare is waiting for them. Santa has updated his method of delivering gifts on Christmas, but he's got a problem that Lobo can help him with.

I was spellbound reading The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo's Howliday. C.L. Murphy's artwork is simply amazing. Each page is filled with images you can get lost in: lush green forests, sparkling night skies, snowy expanses, and the animals have personality and incredible appeal. If you're lacking in Christmas spirit this year, no matter what your age, spending some time with Lobo, Roxy, and Arty will soon change your attitude. Lobo's Howliday is also a great way to introduce a child to the Northern Lights, the Arctic, and the amazing animals that live there (see if you can find the Orca!). I've already recommended The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo's Howliday to friends who have children or grandchildren. It's a very special book.