Book - 2019 | First Square Fish edition
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Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish/Feiwel and Friends, 2019
Edition: First Square Fish edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250308696
Branch Call Number: PB J FIC MASS
Characteristics: 214 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Stead, Rebecca
Gannon, Nicholas


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Mar 02, 2021

Such a heart-felt story about a little green monster, Bob, left in a closet for many years by his beloved friend Livy. Wanting to know his heritage, Livy helps Bob hunt down his family in her grandmother's back yard, in Australia. A sweet book about the importance of friendship and imagination.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Jan 13, 2020

Lovely and numerous look at the magic of childhood imaginary friends. ...or are they imaginary? Sweet.

Oct 24, 2019

Cute story about magic, friendship, and a strange looking chicken. Listened to the audiobook version during a run - which ended up being longer than anticipated because I wanted to hear the end.

PLYMC_Jack_Simons Jan 24, 2019

Jan 06, 2019

What a cuye little book. I immediately fell in love with Bob and wanted him and Livy to find out where he came from and help him get home.

DCLkids Jan 02, 2019

A Great Book for Great Kids pick. Livy, age 10, visits her grandma in Australia after many years. She remembers Bob, a green creature who needs help getting home. Grades 4-6.

Dec 24, 2018

Cute children’s book. It was one of the entries in the Goodreads Choice Awards. The Australian setting, finding Bob’s home clue by clue, and the magic of friendship are what drew me to this book. Written in a light hearted and whimsical way, I could see a class of grade schoolers enjoying a teacher reading this to them.

OPL_KrisC Oct 25, 2018

A cute story with interesting characters and fun, whimsical illustrations.

Oct 23, 2018

I adore this wonderful little book. The voice of Bob is so endearing and funny. It's a quick read and would be a great read aloud book to read along with your kids.

haklh Sep 26, 2018

A warm and adorable story about friendship, sprinkled with mystery, magic and adventure. Engaging and easy to read. The only jarring note is the Australian setting, which I felt was not well integrated into the story. It made me wonder why two American authors chose to set their story in Australia, and also whether other Aussie readers feel the same on this point.

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Dec 20, 2020

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Apr 13, 2019

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OPL_KrisC Oct 25, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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