A classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a girl who helps an old friend find home, by two New York Timesbestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead.Its been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livys grandmother in Australia. Now that shes back, Livy has the feeling shes forgotten something really, really important about Grans house.It turns out shes right.Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didnt forget Livy, or her promise. Hes been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He cant remember whoor whathe is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now its time to keep that promise.Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever. Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, two masterminds of classic, middle-grade fiction come together to craft this magical story about the enduring power of friendship....
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‘You can’t help falling in love with Bob just a little.’
‘Stead, whose When You Reach Me (2009) won the Newbery Medal, and Mass, author of the beloved Willow Falls series, combine their considerable talents to create an unusual fantasy with simplicity, immediacy, and wit.’
'Irresistible tale of magic, mystery, and friendship that poses timeless questions about identity and belonging.’
both funny and sweet - the book alternates pov between Livy, an 11 year old girl visiting her grandmother's drought-stricken farm in Australia, and Bob, a zombie (or not-zombie) who wears a chicken suit and has spent the last 5 years living in a closet. In the audio version the narration also alternated with each chapter, which really added to my enjoyment of the book. This is a very short book (3 cd's - I'm guessing 3 hrs) that we finished in a couple days.
BOB was an incredibly endearing and thought provoking book about childhood friendships, change, growing older and still remembering what it was like to be young. I loved Livy and her experiences with BOB, Gran and her friends. This is a book that will be long cherished by children and adults alike. I could not put this book down and think it is a must read for classrooms and families. Who wouldn't love a not-zombie chicken friendship story?
I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch.
“Bob” by Wendy Mass is a strange little tale about a girl who visits her grandmother in Australia and finds a green creature dressed in a chicken suit in her closet named Bob...I know it sounds so strange!
I often feel nostalgic as an adult reading middle grade books and the themes that are so universal in them no matter your age. I certainly can name many other books that are better than “Bob”, but I have to say this one had it in sections and I could totally see it becoming a very cute and suc ...more
I’ve been looking forward to this book ever since I saw the powerhouse team of Mass and Stead up in lights (so to speak). I mean these two are middle grade fiction super stars!!! Together in one book. Color me excited and ecstatic! I was counting the days until release day.
BUT it didn’t quite live up to all my hopes and dreams. Bob is cute and original for sure, but overall it lacked the emotional kick I was hoping for. Come meet Bob though. He’s unforgettable! :D He’s…well that’s the mystery is ...more
What an odd little book! When Livy goes with her mom and new little sister to spend some time visiting grandma in Australia, she finds she has almost no memories of being there five years before. Until she finds Bob waiting patiently in her closet. Bob is a... well, they're not too sure what Bob is. He's small and has green skin and doesn't have to eat (though he likes to!) or sleep very much. And five-year-old Livy told Bob to stay in the closet and that she's be back for him. And now - five ye ...more
What a strange little book Bob is! Kind of like, the movie Memento only for a 4th grade audience. I loved it!
I may be totally wrong here, I haven't read much about these two authors' process while writing this, but the voice of the narrative definitely sounds more like Mass than Stead while the construct of the story and the slow reveal of what's going on definitely feels more like Stead than Mass. But I could be totally wrong there. As I said, I have no idea what their process was like.
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