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The Kabooter Knomes Field Guide

Gnomes have withstood the test of time, and for generations children around the world have been fascinated by these magical creatures.  The “Field Guide to Kabooter Knomes” is a funny, clever and visually beautiful illustrated children’s book that introduces kids and their parents to the “Kabooter Knome” – a modern, light-hearted and quirky take on the mythical gnome.
This full sized, candy colored jewel, is a mock, mixed media style, scientific field journal that compiles evidence that “scientists Jody and Joanne” have accumulated from years of secretly studying the Kabooter Knome. The clever and whimsical text will entertain children as well as their parents, and the enchanting and richly colored illustrations, with vintage earthy imperfection, sets this book apart visually.
Knomes enthusiasts will appreciate the nod to the classic 1976 Dutch perennial favorite, “Gnomes” by Will Huygen and Rien Poortvliet. However, unlike their predecessor gnomes, under the colorful gloss of their fun adventures, Kabooter Knomes have adapted to the modern human world and their adventures emcompass modern themes such as environmentalism, self expression, diversity, environmental stewardship, and the importance of family play and friendship.

“And no spoilers here – but suffice it to say that kids and adults alike will love the peculiar and stinky “Jerry the Fairy” and his “bedazzled fanny pack”.”
– Suzy Smith, parent, Kelowna, B.C.

“My favorite books are those entertain both kids and adults. Extraordinary children’s books also leave a legacy of something more. The Kabooter Field Guide promises to leave family memories of fun and laughter and it is destined to end up dog eared and well loved, on the bedside table of every child I know. A sure bet for a kid or family you love. “
– Jan Pooterface, educator, Kelowna, B.C.

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One-liner about book

This beautifully illustrated children’s book is a visual jewel and a turn key “fun generator” for busy families. The clever and quirky text will entertain children as well as their parents and these irresistible creatures are a springboard for kids and their parents to share in imaginary and laughter filled adventures.

Kids’ Description

What is 4 inches high, shy, mischievous, and loves sugary sweets? Who loves to make crafts, cook yummy treats, and let their imaginations run wild? Who is curious and silly and would love to be your friend?
Kabooter Knomes, that’s who! This book will teach you all about knomes, how to attract them and how to take good care of them. Best of all? Your whole family can play using stuff you already have at your house!

Do you like cute critters? Do you like to be silly? Do you like to make stuff and use your imagination? If yes, you are going to love Kabooter Knomes – and they are going to love you!

For Parents

“My favorite books are those entertain both kids and adults. Extraordinary children’s books also leave a legacy of something more. The Kabooter Field Guide promises to leave family memories of fun and laughter and it is destined to end up dog eared and well loved, on the bedside table of every child I know. A sure bet for a kid or family you love. “

“This full sized, candy colored jewel, is a mock, mixed media style, scientific field journal that compiles evidence that the knome scientists have accumulated from years of secretly studying the Kabooter Knome. The clever and whimsical text will entertain children as well as their parents, and the enchanting and richly colored illustrations, with vintage earthy imperfection, sets this book apart visually. “

“The “Field Guide to Kabooter Knomes” is a funny, clever and visually beautiful illustrated children’s book that introduces kids and their parents to the “Kabooter Knome” – a modern, light-hearted and quirky take on the mythical gnome. And no spoilers here – but suffice it to say that kids and adults alike will love to engage in Kabooter play together and will shares laughs with the knomes, particularly the the peculiar and stinky “Jerry the Fairy” and his “bedazzled fanny pack”.