Bookaboo is a British children's television series created by Lucy Goodman of Happy Films. The show centers around a world famous rock puppy who tours the globe with his band, playing drums to packed stadiums of adoring fans. However, he just can't play without a story-a-day! Each episode features a celebrity who shares a picture book with Bookaboo to encourage him to go on stage. Bookaboo is meant to inspire more children and grown ups to have fun sharing books together and is broadcast on CITV in the UK, ABC2 in Australia, and CBC in Canada.
Show Creator Lucy Goodman with Bookaboo at the BAFTA Awards winning "Best Pre-School Live Action" program in 2009 and 2011.
Filming in London.
Artwork of character designs surround a maquette of Bookaboo, built prior to the puppet build.
Artist Stephen Rotondaro building Bookaboo puppet.
Beaver puppet designed by Ian Emes and built by Peter MacKennan at Puppet Heap for the CBC version of Bookaboo in Canada.
(L to R) Director Iam Emes, Beaver, Puppeteer Marcus Clark, Martyn Freeman, and Show Creator Lucy Goodman.
Bookaboo, Paws, and Growler catching a breeze on the Bookabus.
Character design for Bookaboo by Paul Andrejco.
Filming in Toronto for CBC version of Bookaboo.
Filming for CBC version of Bookaboo in Toronto with Paws, Growler, and Bookaboo in kilts.
Paws maquette and character design by Duncan Gillis.
Melissa Creighton puppeteering completed Growler puppet in Puppet Heap studio.