Thursday, July 19, 2018

Shannon's Reviews - Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead


Title: Bob
Series: N/A
Authors: Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Fantasy,
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Received: Bought
Release Date: May 2018
Pages: 208

Author Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead’s Official Websites:

Wendy Mass -


Rebecca Stead-

Wendy Mass- @wenmass
Rebecca Stead- @rebstead

Shannon’s Thoughts:

Livy and her family have come back to Australia to visit her grandmother. She has not been to see her in five years. Five years ago Livy was so young she does not really remember the last visit but some memories start to come back especially about a funny chicken??  It just so happens that “funny chicken” has been hiding in her old bedroom closet for five years waiting for Livy to help him find out who he is, what he is, and where he belongs.

Bob called out to me immediately.  The beautiful cover and well... the title of course.  I loved the back and forth chapters of Livy narrating one and then Bob the next. The character Bob was adorable I felt so bad that he waited so long for her in that closet.  Especially after finding out that grown-ups couldn’t see him. Poor little Bob. I also liked the fact that it sort of explains why Livy forgot and what she did to not forget again. Such a cute book!  

In a few reviews, I see that some were disappointed with Bob because they have read some of the other books the authors have written and this was different.  I think when it is realized that this is a book for juveniles on the younger part of the spectrum than the book more enjoyable. Don’t expect this story to have a moral.  Just a little comforting and entertaining read.

I would say the age spectrum is baby to 8 or 9 years. The younger ones will love this as you read it aloud. It’s cute and not really scary. Bob has a place in my heart for sure.

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