Thank you to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and NetGalley for an early review copy of Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, which will publish May 1, 2018. All thoughts are my own.
#Children’s Fiction #Middle Grade
Writing: 4 Plot: 3.5 Characters: 4
A enchanting children’s book by best selling authors Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass. Ten-year-old Livy goes back to visit her grandmother in Australia after a five year absence. She has the nagging feeling that something important happened there but absolutely no memory of what it might have been. She was right: once back in her room she discovers a short, green, not-a-zombie waiting for her in her closet. He has been waiting for five years with nothing but a lego set and dictionary for company! Together they work out where he came from and how to get him home while also learning about friendship, loyalty, and family.
Charming, well written, good pacing, grade appropriate.