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Bah Koo: A Bedtime Story Hardcover – October, 1987

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Based on a creature from Japanese mythology that destroys the bad dreams of children, Bah Koo has the snout of an elephant, the tail of a lion and the ears of a cow. He leaves home because he is different and is taken in by a human family. One night, a child in the family has a nightmare, and Bah Koo becomes a fierce animal that triumphs over the Bad Dream. He must then go forth into the world, in the light of the Great Creator, and take care of all Bad Dreams. In a fancy bit of cross-marketing, the mother sews plush toys for her children so they won't miss Bah Koo. The honeyed tones of the story are too precious, and Bah Koo, transformed for his fight, is much scarier than the nightmare. A piece of gimmickry but not even very good of its kind. All ages.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr (October 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031201127X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312011277
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,454,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BlaiddDrwg on April 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My grandfather gave me my Bah koo in the early 80s, I have no idea how old I was but I remember it was at Christmas.

I'm 28 now and Bah Koo is moved from DC to Vermont with me, back to DC for college and then to Boston for grad school.

Currently, he's living in my closet to protect him from my stuffed animal loving dogs. His book is in my classroom.

He's worn and a little messy looking, but he's still my most prized posession. He helped me so much as a child getting through my nightmares.

Now I'm looking for one I can give to a student of mine who suffers terribly from nightmares.

Bah Koo really is the greatest thing, I can't believe that aside from online, I've never been able to find another one.

I can't imagine how my grandfather found him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Abby on September 9, 2012
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I'm so glad I looked on Amazon for this book. My daughter is 27 now & this book
has long been gone, but not forgotten. I have been searching for this for many years
It was the only thing that calmed her enough to go to sleep after a bad dream. I would strongly
recommend this to anyone with a little one having nightmares.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robyn on December 10, 2013
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The delivery was quick and the condition of the book was excellent however, it was titled, "Bah Koo Book & Plushie" and I never received the plushie stuffed animal.
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I will be turning 29 on Wednesday. My four-year wedding anniversary is coming soon. Of all the stuffed creatures I left behind, I still have my Bah Koo and his book. I was four years old when I got him he sits on my pillow still, scaring away nightmares as he did so long ago. He came with me to college; he's moved across state borders; he's lost his head several times and all of his original stuffing; and in some places, he's rubbed bare.

I love him still.
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