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

  • Abby Johnson
    May 09, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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...

    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 ...

    What an odd little book! When Livy goes with her mom and new little sister to spend some time visiting grandma in Australia, she finds she has almost no memories of being there five years before. Until she finds Bob waiting patiently in her closet. Bob is a... well, they're not too sur...

  • Jessica
    Jun 06, 2018

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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...

    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 ...

    What an odd little book! When Livy goes with her mom and new little sister to spend some time visiting grandma in Australia, she finds she has almost no memories of being there five years before. Until she finds Bob waiting patiently in her closet. Bob is a... well, they're not too sur...

    Ummm...weird? But good. :) ...

    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! ...

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

  • KWinks
    May 15, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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...

    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 ...

    What an odd little book! When Livy goes with her mom and new little sister to spend some time visiting grandma in Australia, she finds she has almost no memories of being there five years before. Until she finds Bob waiting patiently in her closet. Bob is a... well, they're not too sur...

    Ummm...weird? But good. :) ...

    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! ...

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

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

  • Katie
    May 06, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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...

    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 ...

    What an odd little book! When Livy goes with her mom and new little sister to spend some time visiting grandma in Australia, she finds she has almost no memories of being there five years before. Until she finds Bob waiting patiently in her closet. Bob is a... well, they're not too sur...

    Ummm...weird? But good. :) ...

    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

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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 ...

  • Sandy Brehl
    Jun 13, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

  • Cassie Gutman (happybooklovers)
    Apr 27, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

  • Ivonne Rovira
    Apr 07, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

  • Kelly
    May 07, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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...

    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 ...

    What an odd little book! When Livy goes with her mom and new little sister to spend some time visiting grandma in Australia, she finds she has almost no memories of being there five years before. Until she finds Bob waiting patiently in her closet. Bob is a... well, they're not too sur...

    Ummm...weird? But good. :) ...

    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! ...

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

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

    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. ...

    I would feel really good if this won the Newbery Award next year! Thank you NetGalley for the privilege of reading this book! ...

  • Kate
    Jun 07, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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...

    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 ...

    What an odd little book! When Livy goes with her mom and new little sister to spend some time visiting grandma in Australia, she finds she has almost no memories of being there five years before. Until she finds Bob waiting patiently in her closet. Bob is a... well, they're not too sur...

    Ummm...weird? But good. :) ...

  • Laura
    May 14, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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

    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 ...

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

  • Text Publishing
    Mar 04, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

  • Kary H.
    May 02, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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...

    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 ...

    What an odd little book! When Livy goes with her mom and new little sister to spend some time visiting grandma in Australia, she finds she has almost no memories of being there five years before. Until she finds Bob waiting patiently in her closet. Bob is a... well, they're not too sur...

    Ummm...weird? But good. :) ...

    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! ...

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

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

    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. ...

    I would feel really good if this won the Newbery Award next year! Thank you NetGalley for the privilege of reading this book! ...

    I found this book to be quirky, endearing, intriguing, and a wonderful read. Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead do a fabulous job of capturing Livy and Bob, the not-zombie chicken who has lived in the closet of her bedroom in Livy's Gran's house in Australia for 5 years, just waiting for Liv...

  • Monkiecat
    Jun 01, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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...

    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 ...

    What an odd little book! When Livy goes with her mom and new little sister to spend some time visiting grandma in Australia, she finds she has almost no memories of being there five years before. Until she finds Bob waiting patiently in her closet. Bob is a... well, they're not too sur...

    Ummm...weird? But good. :) ...

    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! ...

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

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

    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

    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 Atwell
    Jun 07, 2018

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    ?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...

    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." ...

    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 ...

    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). ...

    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. ...

    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!!! ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    Livy is an appealingly vulnerable character, with a distinct voice and serious issues, but BOB steals the show in this short, readable novel. This should absolutely be used as mentor text for VOICE, and would make a wonderful read-aloud because it could be shared in limited time with U...

    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...

    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 ...