Inspiration: I took my children to Toys R Us, and I couldn’t get them out of the store, so I lied and told them that Oogie Boogie would come out of the stock room and lock them in the store if they didn’t come with me. Not only did they believe me, but my son questioned me daily on the ride to day care. I embellished the story daily until it turned into this book.
Synopsis: Kathleen and James join Mommy for a fun shopping jaunt to the toy store. When Mommy explains that it’s time to go home, these two children refuse to follow her instruction. What the children don’t know is that Oogie Boogie, a kind furry creature, lives in the toy store. Each night, he emerges from a closet in the back of the toy store. He plays with the toys and enjoys many adventures, but Oogie returns to the closet before sunrise. When Oogie learns that Kathleen and James disobey Mommy, he sets out to teach them a lesson about obedience and respect that they shall not soon forget.