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|Bob, not Bob!|
Author: Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton
When a young boy gets a cold, he just wants his mommy. But his stuffy nose makes it difficult for him to call out to his mom--not 'Bob,' who happens to be the family dog.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 187717
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 1.70
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 70593
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/17)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/03/17)
The Hornbook (+) (00/05/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 02/15/2017 What better medicine for a bad cold is there than a little parental TLC? But when sick, miserable Louis calls for his “BOB!” in a “weird, all-wrong, stuffed-up voice,” he gets Bob, the slobbery dog. “NO!” he wheezes, “BOB! NOT BOB!” He doesn’t want “bedicine” either, or a “bubba bat,” or a “dap.” Even his mom is confused, but she knows what to do: climb in for a loving snuggle. In time, Louis gets better, so when he calls “BOB!” he actually wants his dog—but if his mom sometimes comes running, too, that’s not so bad. Real moms are likely to consider this last notion a nonstarter, and the plain English translations supplied for Louis’ nasal rants aren’t necessary, as the tale is preceded with the instruction to read it “as though you have the worst cold ever.” Still, the story makes a droll read-aloud, and in Cordell’s scribbly cartoon illustrations, the affection shared by Louis, his little sister, and their apparently single mom (all three brown-skinned)—and, of course, Bob—is palpable. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.