Looking for a childrens book title...help?????

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I am trying to remember the name of a children's book about a creature with the body of a lion and nowse of an elephant that would eat childrens bad dreams. This book came with a stuffed animal of the creature. does anyone know the title of this book? My daughter was given it about 18 years ago and she would like to give it to her boys.
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Aunt Julie,

I'm sorry but I have no idea what book it is. I did a search with Google and found that the creature you describe is a baku from Japanese folklores. (http://www.lacma.org/programs/ArtWork...) Your local library may be able to help you.
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the name of the book is Bakoo, I had both the book and stuffed animal for years but the book was ruined if you find another set please let me know where you find him.:)
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I am looking for a the same childrens book called bakoo , it's about a cute little creature that eats bad creatures in childrens nightmares . I want to find it so i can give it to my daughter on christmas , she grew up with me having to read that book "every" night . She would be in shock if she opened it on christmas morning , she's 18 years old and some where along the line her book dissapeared , but she still brings it up till this day . Please if i could get any information on this book , new or used , It would mean the world to me ! Thank you
If anyone would like to e-mail me heres where to do it ...oceankat65@yahoo.com
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Ah, I've been looking for this book/stuffed animal for years! I've found a similar book, and a different plush/puppet of the creature, but no luck on the right combo. My old Catholic school had a copy in their collection over twenty years ago. It may no longer exist..
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If anyone finds more info, the ISBN, the author, etc.. Please post it! I've found an image of the plush, that's it so far..
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I am looking for the book as well!! My mom brought me the stuffed animal home from a trip to Chicago 20 years ago. I have never read the book! I still have the stuffed animal, he is pretty worn.
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I don't know about the toy, but, Reading Rainbow featured a book called The Dream Eater (ISBN: 0689710585).
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Julie Emmer-Moore

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Darn Greg beat me to it! LOL, Thanks to my wonderful Facebook friends, I just found the same answer. I reserved it at the library. We will see if it is the right one. All this time and I was just looking for the wrong name!
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nothinghead

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Hey, The Dream Eater is a different book, based on the same mythological creature. I'm actually more interested in finding the plush..
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HI EVERYBODY ! I FOUND THE BOOK ! I WAS HAVING TROUBLE LOOKING FOR IT BECAUSE OF HOW ITS SPELLED ...ITS BA KOO WITH THE SPACE ...ANYWAYS THE SITE IS CALLED "AMAZON.COM" , THE BOOKS ARE USED , BUT IN VERY GOOD CONDITION , LOOK FOR CHILDRENS OLD BOOSKS , PLUS THEYRE THE RIGHT ONES , IT SHOWS THE PIC OF IT .SO I ORDERED MINE , SHOULD BE ARRIVING TODAY OR TOMMOROW , I CANT WAIT ! ESPECIALLY TO SEE THE LOOK ON MY DAUGHTERS FACE WHEN I SURPRISE HER WITH IT ! IM NOT SURE BUT I THINK IT SAID THEY WERE LIMITED , SO GO N GET ONE QUICK !
HAVE A GREAT DAY ,
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Oceankat, I'd found those, too. But I was unsure whether they came with the plush as well. Please let us know!
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NOTHINGHEAD , IM PRETTY SURE THERE WAS SOME LEFT WITH THE ANIMAL , BUT IF I WAS YOU ID GO TO THE SITE , THERE MUST BE A PLACE TO ASK THEM , OR MAYBE E-MAILS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SELLING THEM ...BY THE WAY , I GOT MY BOOK YESTERDAY { PERFECT CONDITION TO MY SURPRIZE! ] IF ONLY ALL OF YOU COULD HAVE SEEN MY DAUGHTERS FACE ! I GAVE IT TO HER TO OPEN AND SHE LOOKED AT ME STRANGE BECAUSE IT WAS ADDRESSED TO ME , I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO CRY , IMAGINE AN 18 YEAR OLD WITH TEARS IN HER EYES , I NEVER THOUGHT SHE'D SAY THE WORDS AS SHE LOOKED DOWN AT IT AND THEN AT ME AND SAID "SO MANY MEMORIES MOM , SO MANY" IEMOTIOAL MOMENT ! I ASKED HER IF SHE WOULD LIKE ME TO READ HER A BED TIME STORY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ABOUT 13 YEARS ...SHE SMILED AND LAUGHED SAYING ONLY IF ITS THIS ONE ! WE BOTH LAUGHED . BUT I DID READ IT TO HER AND RECIEVED A HUG THAT TOOK ME BACK TO WHEN SHE WAS SMALL ...WHAT A GIFT FOR ME "PRICELESS" IF SHE SEE SEE'S THIS SHE'LL FREAK BECAUSE I SHARED THIS STORY AND SHE'LL SAY SHE FEELS STUPID ...BUT THATS 18 YR OLDS ! LOL ( Delete or Edit)
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I just looked on Amazon and found nothing for Ba Koo . Did I miss out?
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sorry emmer , i misspelled it ...it's bah koo and the site is amazon.com , then look at the right hand side of the page [i think its the right] and it will say old childrens books . or it might say used old childrens books . i am soooo sorry about the misspelling ] =
let me know if you have any more problems or if you found it , please ! i just got mine like i said , ill help you if i can .oh i just looked it up try typing in Roberts Rhode,Gary Petterson Books http//www.amason.com:Bah koo (a bed time story) Old Childrens Books hope that helps ...let me know k ?
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Thank you! I got one! Only took 20 years , LOL !
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I want to thank you (through tears)...we have ordered the book for my grandsons. This was so important to my daughter. It was like finding a long lost friend. Bless you!

Aunt Julie
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Hello! I know it's a long shot but is anyone willing to sell their Bah Koo plush toy??