Bob

Bob

A classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a girl who helps an old friend find home, by two New York Times?bestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. It?s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy?s grandmother in Australia. Now that she?s back, Livy has the feeling she?s forgotten something really, really important about Gran?s hous A classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a girl who helps an old friend find home, by t...

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Title:Bob
Author:Wendy Mass
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1250166624
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Bob Reviews

  • Jessica
    Jun 06, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

  • BrocheAroe
    Mar 04, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

  • Jaclyn
    Apr 02, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

  • Laura
    Feb 16, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

  • Elizabeth☮
    May 29, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

  • DaNae
    May 14, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

    Each of Rebecca Stead?s books differ from the other in all but their surprises she embeds in them. Bob, Stead?s latest, oozes charm ? not in a cloying way, but in a way sure to enthrall children and their parents alike. Bob has been waiting a long, long time ? five long year...

    I hate to give this such a low rating. It was very cute, and had a lot of lovable moments, characters, and heart. I felt for little Bob, and I wanted to know what he was, and where he was headed, but when we got the end it all just felt like "shrug, ok . . ." The payoff wasn't there...

    I loved this, and the twists and turns along the way kept me guessing. The illustrations were lovely and I can't wait for Madam to read this too so that we can talk about it! ...

    This was absolutely adorable! I loved it. ...

    A sweet, gentle tale surrounding a persnickety, mystery chicken. ...

  • Nick
    May 24, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

    Each of Rebecca Stead?s books differ from the other in all but their surprises she embeds in them. Bob, Stead?s latest, oozes charm ? not in a cloying way, but in a way sure to enthrall children and their parents alike. Bob has been waiting a long, long time ? five long year...

    I hate to give this such a low rating. It was very cute, and had a lot of lovable moments, characters, and heart. I felt for little Bob, and I wanted to know what he was, and where he was headed, but when we got the end it all just felt like "shrug, ok . . ." The payoff wasn't there...

  • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
    Aug 02, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

  • KWinks
    May 15, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

    Each of Rebecca Stead?s books differ from the other in all but their surprises she embeds in them. Bob, Stead?s latest, oozes charm ? not in a cloying way, but in a way sure to enthrall children and their parents alike. Bob has been waiting a long, long time ? five long year...

    I hate to give this such a low rating. It was very cute, and had a lot of lovable moments, characters, and heart. I felt for little Bob, and I wanted to know what he was, and where he was headed, but when we got the end it all just felt like "shrug, ok . . ." The payoff wasn't there...

    I loved this, and the twists and turns along the way kept me guessing. The illustrations were lovely and I can't wait for Madam to read this too so that we can talk about it! ...

    This was absolutely adorable! I loved it. ...

  • Katie
    May 06, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

  • Amanda
    May 15, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

    Each of Rebecca Stead?s books differ from the other in all but their surprises she embeds in them. Bob, Stead?s latest, oozes charm ? not in a cloying way, but in a way sure to enthrall children and their parents alike. Bob has been waiting a long, long time ? five long year...

    I hate to give this such a low rating. It was very cute, and had a lot of lovable moments, characters, and heart. I felt for little Bob, and I wanted to know what he was, and where he was headed, but when we got the end it all just felt like "shrug, ok . . ." The payoff wasn't there...

    I loved this, and the twists and turns along the way kept me guessing. The illustrations were lovely and I can't wait for Madam to read this too so that we can talk about it! ...

  • Kathy
    Feb 26, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

  • Andrea
    May 25, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

  • Chance Lee
    May 23, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

  • Cassie Gutman (happybooklovers)
    Apr 27, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

  • Jordan Henrichs
    Jun 20, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

    Each of Rebecca Stead?s books differ from the other in all but their surprises she embeds in them. Bob, Stead?s latest, oozes charm ? not in a cloying way, but in a way sure to enthrall children and their parents alike. Bob has been waiting a long, long time ? five long year...

    I hate to give this such a low rating. It was very cute, and had a lot of lovable moments, characters, and heart. I felt for little Bob, and I wanted to know what he was, and where he was headed, but when we got the end it all just felt like "shrug, ok . . ." The payoff wasn't there...

    I loved this, and the twists and turns along the way kept me guessing. The illustrations were lovely and I can't wait for Madam to read this too so that we can talk about it! ...

    This was absolutely adorable! I loved it. ...

    A sweet, gentle tale surrounding a persnickety, mystery chicken. ...

    What a fun story! There?s magic, remembering, forgetting, chickens, and non-chickens. It?s a slightly, no, mostly, weird story about childhood and growing up. ...

    Thank you School Library Journal for sharing more great ARCs with me in exchange for my honest review... I LOVED this book! I want it to become a classic everyone reads, like Charlotte's Web or Stuart Little. There is so much magic in all of us, whether human, animal or non-zombie, an...

    ?You can?t help falling in love with Bob just a little.? Good Reading ?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, immedia...

    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 St...

  • Ivonne Rovira
    Apr 07, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

    Each of Rebecca Stead?s books differ from the other in all but their surprises she embeds in them. Bob, Stead?s latest, oozes charm ? not in a cloying way, but in a way sure to enthrall children and their parents alike. Bob has been waiting a long, long time ? five long year...

  • Laura
    May 14, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Michelle
    May 17, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

  • Brooke
    Apr 22, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

  • Patrick
    Apr 24, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

  • Maggie Carr
    Mar 29, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

    Each of Rebecca Stead?s books differ from the other in all but their surprises she embeds in them. Bob, Stead?s latest, oozes charm ? not in a cloying way, but in a way sure to enthrall children and their parents alike. Bob has been waiting a long, long time ? five long year...

    I hate to give this such a low rating. It was very cute, and had a lot of lovable moments, characters, and heart. I felt for little Bob, and I wanted to know what he was, and where he was headed, but when we got the end it all just felt like "shrug, ok . . ." The payoff wasn't there...

    I loved this, and the twists and turns along the way kept me guessing. The illustrations were lovely and I can't wait for Madam to read this too so that we can talk about it! ...

    This was absolutely adorable! I loved it. ...

    A sweet, gentle tale surrounding a persnickety, mystery chicken. ...

    What a fun story! There?s magic, remembering, forgetting, chickens, and non-chickens. It?s a slightly, no, mostly, weird story about childhood and growing up. ...

    Thank you School Library Journal for sharing more great ARCs with me in exchange for my honest review... I LOVED this book! I want it to become a classic everyone reads, like Charlotte's Web or Stuart Little. There is so much magic in all of us, whether human, animal or non-zombie, an...

  • Michele Knott
    Mar 05, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Jul 23, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

  • Text Publishing
    Mar 04, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

    Each of Rebecca Stead?s books differ from the other in all but their surprises she embeds in them. Bob, Stead?s latest, oozes charm ? not in a cloying way, but in a way sure to enthrall children and their parents alike. Bob has been waiting a long, long time ? five long year...

    I hate to give this such a low rating. It was very cute, and had a lot of lovable moments, characters, and heart. I felt for little Bob, and I wanted to know what he was, and where he was headed, but when we got the end it all just felt like "shrug, ok . . ." The payoff wasn't there...

    I loved this, and the twists and turns along the way kept me guessing. The illustrations were lovely and I can't wait for Madam to read this too so that we can talk about it! ...

    This was absolutely adorable! I loved it. ...

    A sweet, gentle tale surrounding a persnickety, mystery chicken. ...

    What a fun story! There?s magic, remembering, forgetting, chickens, and non-chickens. It?s a slightly, no, mostly, weird story about childhood and growing up. ...

    Thank you School Library Journal for sharing more great ARCs with me in exchange for my honest review... I LOVED this book! I want it to become a classic everyone reads, like Charlotte's Web or Stuart Little. There is so much magic in all of us, whether human, animal or non-zombie, an...

    ?You can?t help falling in love with Bob just a little.? Good Reading ?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, immedia...

  • Lata
    Jul 24, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

  • Monkiecat
    Jun 01, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

  • Sarah Ackerman
    May 14, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...

    Guys, I LOVED this book. It's a good one to pair with Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. King. Livy doesn't remember anything about the last time she visited her grandmother. And she forgot something kind of important. A creature named Bob has been waiting for her for FIVE years. It's f...

    Each of Rebecca Stead?s books differ from the other in all but their surprises she embeds in them. Bob, Stead?s latest, oozes charm ? not in a cloying way, but in a way sure to enthrall children and their parents alike. Bob has been waiting a long, long time ? five long year...

    I hate to give this such a low rating. It was very cute, and had a lot of lovable moments, characters, and heart. I felt for little Bob, and I wanted to know what he was, and where he was headed, but when we got the end it all just felt like "shrug, ok . . ." The payoff wasn't there...

    I loved this, and the twists and turns along the way kept me guessing. The illustrations were lovely and I can't wait for Madam to read this too so that we can talk about it! ...

    This was absolutely adorable! I loved it. ...

    A sweet, gentle tale surrounding a persnickety, mystery chicken. ...

    What a fun story! There?s magic, remembering, forgetting, chickens, and non-chickens. It?s a slightly, no, mostly, weird story about childhood and growing up. ...

  • Amber Webb
    Feb 25, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

  • Marisa
    Jun 07, 2018

    I was really surprised by this book! I originally picked it up solely because Nicholas Gannon illustrated the story, but I ended up really enjoying the story itself! It's got a very unlikely friendship and a fairy tale element comes into play. Two things I love in a book! ...

    Sweet fantasy about a girl rediscovering the imaginary friend she left behind at her grandmother's house. But is Bob imaginary? What is he? Lovely illustrations and the shift from Bob to Livy's POV makes this extra fun. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Sweet story with a surprising ending! Looking forward to seeing the completed book with the illustrations! ...

    Visiting her grandmother on a drought-stricken Australia farm, 10-year-old Livy reconnects with an endearing green creature she left 5 years earlier whom most people cannot see and she had forgotten. Very engaging, with connections with mythological beings (and fairy tales) and the n...

    Absolutely delightful. Just the right length for reluctant readers. Easy to booktalk, just start with this: "Actually,maybe I do remember one thing. I think I remember a wrong chicken." ...

    Amusing story of 11-year old Livy returning for a visit to her grandmother?s in Australia, and then countering the odd, little, somewhat sarcastic, green creature she had met the last time She visited. Livy and Bob must figure out what Bob is and where he came from so he can return. ...

    ?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 th...

    3.5 Stars. Sweet little story. It would be perfect for family sharing. Found myself laughing out loud at Bob who is a very endearing non-zombie. Honestly, I could have used a little more adventure between Livy and Bob and maybe a little more backstory on Livy and her family but it was ...

    Loved it. Going to choose it for our final book club selection for 17/18. Perfect story to end the year with. Bob and Livy will be with me for a long time. Must read!!! ...

    So charming and lovely and weird. Would put in the hands of both reluctant readers and kids who gobble up beginning fantasy series (like the Spiderwick Chronicles). ...

    Livy is visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. When she arrives, she finds Bob in the closet, but has little to no memory of him. What unfolds is Livy and Bob trying to figure out his origins, while also becoming reacquainted with one another. This ...

    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 narrati...

    Ridiculously sweet and tender story about a young girl and the power of her not-so-imaginary friend. As an adult reader, I thought a lot about the imaginary friends of my childhood while reading this book, which tackles the liquidity of memory -- how easily certain experiences can ...

    A truly beautiful story of friendship. Perfect for all ages. Children will laugh at Bob as a Not-Zombie chicken in a tutu, while parents will remember the magic of childhood. And yes, I did cry. ...

    I picked this up randomly at the library after the cover caught my eye. It was a cute and surprisingly good story. ...

    Meet Bob. Bob is smart, loyal, and funny ? kind of like a literary Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch). He's been waiting 5 long years in a dark closet for Livy to return to her Gran's house in Australia. Now that she's back, she can help him figure out if he's a zombie (he's green and i...

    I'm not sure how this will play for kids, but as an adult, I expected it to pack more of a punch. ...

    I picked this up, assuming it was super silly and not something I actually would like. I was wrong, I actually really liked this. Once I started reading, I had to keep going, because I had to find out where Bob came from! If it can intrigue some regular ole adult like me, I imagine it ...