A compelling story that just might teach young readers something about facing their fears of things that go ‘bump’ in the night.- Kirkus Reviews
I’m so thrilled with “The Pinkaboos.” It’s charming, exciting, funny, and just the kind of book that kids and parents can enjoy together. My daughter and I can’t wait for the next one.- Raymond Obstfeld, New York Times Bestselling Author
Dare I say that if you take a bit of Harry Potter and some Monsters Inc. and mix them together you get the Pinkaboos? Yes, I will say it! The Pinkaboos are that awesome!- isniffbooks.com
It is great for beginner chapter readers, with bright pictures on about every other set of pages... (that) really bring the characters to life!- anationsofmoms.com
The book speaks about a relevant and important topic and is laced with whimsy and magic. The story is highly imaginative with delightfully expressed moments to keep kids glued to the pages.- readersfavorite.com
Filled with positive messages and role models…sure to help kids overcome their nightmares.- The Toy Book
Bitterly is one of the most talented students in Fright School. Because she is so excited to help, Bitterly is the first of her class to be assigned a little girl to protect. As a naturally gifted spellcaster, Bitterly has potential to do great things, but she’ll soon realize she needs to overcome her own fears first.
The only thing Belladonna loves more than a good book is her friends. Driven to learn as much as she can, Belladonna spends most of her free time studying. Belladona can recite any spell in a pinch and is very eager to help her first little girl overcome nightmares.
Abyssma is strong, independent and fiercely loyal to her fellow Pinkaboos. She has a fabulous set of horns that change color when she’s mad. They’re pretty cool. As the biggest Pinkaboo, bullies tend to keep their distance when she’s around.
Miss Viper is the one and only teacher at Fright School. Since becoming a teacher in the year 1892 (which was a very long time ago), Miss Viper has taught young frights at Fright School how to enter the dreams of little girls to battle their nightmares. She received Teacher of the Year Award in 1893, 1994 and again in 2014. She is beloved by all her students.
Bullies are usually mean because they’re not happy . . . and Vex is the school bully. To make herself feel better, Vex makes the younger frights feel bad about themselves by calling them names. She targets Bitterly and her friends and Bitterly quickly learns that standing up to her isn’t easy!
The Pinkaboos don't just happen... It's a group effort, bringing together the talents of a husband + wife writing team, a world class illustrator and a publishing company with a thirst for providing entertaining, educational and uplifting content for kids.
When she was little, Laura was afraid of sharks in swimming pools and large bugs with wings. Now that she’s a grownup, Laura is afraid of laundry, bills and whiny children. She is also super afraid of spiders. The bigger and hairier they are, the louder she screams.
As a child Jake had numerous fears, including but not limited to zombies, vampires, ghosts, demons, gelatinous cubes, goblins, large insects, small insects, biting insects, horses, geese, monkeys, grouchy adults and Brussels sprouts.
Billy Kelly is a 1993 graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Over the last 15 years, Billy had honed his illustration and creative talents as a professional graphic design in New York City design departments & studios.