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Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250166623
Branch Call Number: J Mass
Characteristics: 201 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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OPL_KrisC Oct 25, 2018

A cute story with interesting characters and fun, whimsical illustrations.

Oct 23, 2018

I adore this wonderful little book. The voice of Bob is so endearing and funny. It's a quick read and would be a great read aloud book to read along with your kids.

haklh Sep 26, 2018

A warm and adorable story about friendship, sprinkled with mystery, magic and adventure. Engaging and easy to read. The only jarring note is the Australian setting, which I felt was not well integrated into the story. It made me wonder why two American authors chose to set their story in Australia, and also whether other Aussie readers feel the same on this point.

JCLChrisK Sep 01, 2018

The book's dedication gets it just right: "For mysterious creatures everywhere."

Jun 22, 2018

If you loved ET, and who didn't, you'll love "Bob" by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. Bob is the story of Livy who goes to Australia, after 5 years and rediscovers a zombie or should I say 'not- Zombie' Bob in her cupboard. The story talks of love and forgiveness and your child will find it endearing and exciting but on another level, you too will root for the Australians who are fighting a drought. Will both aspects be fulfilled? There's only one way to find out. Yes, read the charming book. I guarantee you'll love it as will your child.

Ms_Gaye Jun 13, 2018

Livy doesn't look forward to a second visit with her Gran in Australia. After all, it's been 5 years and Livy has changed a lot during that time. She hardly remembers her earlier visit, but she soon discovers a forgotten friendship with a creature named Bob and her promise to help him return home. This story is funny and satisfying. Grades 3-5

samcmar May 08, 2018

I read Bob in one sitting while I was waiting for work to be done on my car. Written by two middle grade titans, Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, Bob follows the story of a little zombie creature who has been hiding in a closet for over five years, having been left behind by a little girl named Livy, who has recently returned to Australia to visit her grandmother's house.

This book is charming and very gentle. It's the kind of book that shows warmth, friendship, teaching younger readers about the value of forgiveness. This is a story is also about Livy trying to help Bob get home, because while she failed him once before, she doesn't want to fail him again. Livy and Bob are just so cute and they have such a sweet friendship. The dual-perspective in this story also adds just another wonderful layer, making you want to cheer for Bob to get home.

Bob is a sweet read that will appeal to sensitive readers who love stories of friendship. While the story isn't ground-breaking, it's enjoyable and easy to snuggle down with. If you love Wendy Mass or Rebecca Stead's writing, you'll definitely love this joint effort.


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OPL_KrisC Oct 25, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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