Friday, May 20, 2011

I Must Have Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal

Lexile     Not rated          Pages     32          Ages      4 - 8
 AR Quiz No. 143601 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 0.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

When Willy wakes up he can't find his sock monkey, Bobo. He looks and looks for Bobo - he has to have his faithful friend at his side to help him. "Bobo, is that a bitey-bug?" And Bobo isn't afraid to go down the slide or walk past the big dog. Willy finally finds him - he has been monkey-napped by the family cat, Earl. Willy and Bobo go off to breakfast where Willy expresses his disappointment through his good friend Bobo - "Bobo thought we were having pancakes! He doesn't like raisins in his oatmeal!"

When Willy's attention is diverted, that wiley Earl strikes. Willy turns around and Bobo is missing! So the search begins yet again. The story goes back and forth like this and in the end, Earl is sneaking off yet again with Bobo while Willy naps in the chair.

Honestly, I like this book because I love both sock monkeys and cats. : ) The illustrations perfectly capture that sock monkey blank stare and the expressiveness of the feline face in Earl. I think children will be able to relate to Willy, understanding how important Bobo is in helping Willy with things he is afraid of and also with expressing his feelings.

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

I Must Have Bobo! is available at the Lake County Public Library or click here and with your library card number and PIN, reserve a copy for pick-up at your most convenient branch.

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