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 Meet the Bobs and Tweets (Bobs and Tweets)
 Author: Springfield, Pepper

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 72 p., col. ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 841547 ISBN: 9780545870726
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Neighbors -- Fiction
 Families -- Fiction
 Swimming pools -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

When the Bobs, who are slobs, and the Tweets, who are neat, move to the same neighborhood there are inevitable conflicts--especially when the two families try to use the community swimming pool at the same time.

 Illustrator: Caldwell, Kristy
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 183259
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 68446

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (03/15/16)
   School Library Journal (-) (05/01/16)
   Booklist (05/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2016 Gr 1–4—Out of seven Bobs, six are slobs, and out of seven Tweets, six are neat. A deceptive realtor has both families believing they are moving into a neighborhood of like-minded people. But when the Bobs run their jet ski through the community pool while the Tweets practice their laps, lifeguard Mark intervenes and divides the pool in half with a rope: the left side for slobs and the right side for neats. The seventh member of each family, Tidy Dean Bob and Sloppy Lou Tweet, become friends as they discuss their differences. Rhyming text may entertain and provide syntactic cues for some newly independent readers, though the rhymes often seem contrived. Lively, full-color, full-page illustrations provide and extend many details of the text. Though the design is colorful and appealing, the story is ultimately forgettable. - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 05/01/2016 When the rowdy Bobs and neat Tweets move into their new homes on Bonefish Street, conflict is inevitable. Still, in this Seussian series opener, Dean Bob and Lou Tweet, youngest in each family, forge a friendship. From the opening line, “A mob of Bobs lives like slobs,” the rhyming text suggests humor, and the exaggerations will fulfill expectations. Unlike the others in his large, messy family, Bob Seven is natty and composed. Caldwell’s colorful illustrations show him neatly dressed (hat, sweater vest, and bow tie), smelling flowers while the others play wildly around him. Lou Tweet, on the other hand, would rather be playing a video game or practicing handstands than tidying the house or swimming laps with her kale-eating parents and siblings. Inevitably the families collide at the neighborhood pool, but the two youngest find something to do together. The tetrameter doesn’t always trip off the tongue, but the rhyme will support struggling readers. Antics abound, and kids will be eager for more in future adventures. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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