Altoona Baboona by Janie Bynum

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Altoona Baboona is lonely and bored on her dune-a. So off she goes in search of adventure in her hot air balloon-a. But a little lost Loon-a and a jazzy Raccoon-a help her find something even better. . . . Little ones will want to pack their bags and join Altoona Baboona for this high-flying, rip-rhyming adventure--an unforgettable trip that proves friendship is the greatest discovery of all!
 

About Janie Bynum

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JANIE BYNUM has illustrated several children's books, including Too Big, Too Small, Just Right by Frances Minters and her own Altoona Baboona and Altoona Up North. She lives in Michigan.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Scholastic. 36 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Altoona Baboona is an ape that “gets bored on her dune-a,” hops a “hot air balloon-a” and goes south to “Calcun-a.” On her hot air travels Altoona meets up with a loon-a and a racoon-a, who come back to the dune-a for an evening bonfire and roasted marshmallows.

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This one-joke, disjointed text does not measure up to the humor of Bynum's artwork: it is the first book she has both written and illustrated. Altoona Baboona travels by hot air balloon-a to Cancun-a

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This time around, the heroine and her friends leave their desert ""dune-a"" and visit Auntie in ""north Saskatoon-a."" Lighthearted watercolors depict the action-packed plot as Auntie leads her entourage on a surprising voyage.

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PW called Bynum's digital pen, ink and watercolor illustrations "fresh and lively, with airy landscapes and a pleasing gracefulness of line."

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This one-joke, disjointed text does not measure up to the humor of Bynum's artwork: it is the first book she has both written and illustrated.

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