Popular Coma children’s author, Stanford Higgens, will release his latest book, “Boo-Ba The Armless Clown” at a special book signing in town next week.
Described as a “haunting, cautionary tale,” the story features an armless clown named Boo-Ba, who wanders a war-ravaged country side in search of human companionship.
“This is a fun-filled, colorful story about a happy-go-lucky clown who sets out to have adventures and learns a few life lessons along the way,” Higgens said of his latest work.
Boo-Ba’s adventures include several run-ins with a terminally ill horse named Sever, who has numerous bouts of incontinence and tries to get the armless clown to pet him, despite the face Boo-Ba has no arms.
“I hope this story will fill childrens’ imaginations for years to come,” Higgens said. “It’s one of those books that will require multiple readings because there will likely be so much laughter and chuckling going on that you’re bound to miss some details on the first pass.”
Higgens said his favorite part of the book involves Boo-Bah accidentally drinking a gallon of gasoline and having to be rushed to a field hospital to have his stomach pumped.
“There are so many lessons for children to learn from reading this story,” Higgens said. “It’s great for parents because some of these topics, like drinking gasoline, can be sensitive subjects. The book breaks down those walls and allows parents to open a dialogue with their children.”
Higgens plans on releasing a new book every month through the spring of 2014. His next title, “Don’t Eat Milo’s Head” will be released on November 26.