Achoo Gaboo

About the Book

Achoo Gaboo is a reading app for kids 2-5 about a clumsy elephant with a sneezing fit that won't quit. Every time Gaboo achoos, kids can pop the rainbow bubbles that trumpet from his trunk and tickle his monkey friends who giggle "bless you." Achoo Gaboo will enchant kids with his happy-go-lucky attitude and his refusal to let his little affliction keep him down. His friends in the Gazoontight Gang offer comic relief and support, while subtly teaching manners.


AchooGaboo-CoverPaired with an original soundtrack and musical sound effects, Achoo Gaboo pushes beyond the fixed format screens of e-books to capture a child\’s imagination with interactive characters and responsive features. Children have been taught to expect feedback when illustrated characters are tapped on screen, and Achoo Gaboo allows them to become the producers of the story.

Readers can tap Gaboo to blow bubbles, pop bubbles to play musical chimes, play peek-a-boo with the Gazoontight Gang, practice kung fu with a kangaroo, or slip and slide in a shampoo bath, among other comical interactions. Lively narration, funny rhymes and meaningful animations make Achoo Gaboo engaging and educational for early readers. Pixure Book Publishing adheres to child-friendly policies and does not allow in-app purchases, third-party advertising or social media connections.

A “grown-ups” section includes a narration on/off setting to read to child or on their own.

About the Author

JosieCelloneJosie Cellone, founder of Pixure Book Publishing, has a passion for transforming children's stories for touch screens and a generation of digital natives. She believes stories told as interactive apps can engage young readers and promote early literacy. By pairing compelling characters with meaningful animations and easy-to-read text, storybook apps can spark children's imagination, build vocabulary and encourage language development with laughter.