Book Review: “Bob, Not Bob!”

Little Louie isn’t so little that he needs his mom every minute of every day. But there are few things that make us all whimper and call for our mommies

quite like a bad cold. When Little Louie wakes up with an unbearably clogged nose, crackling ears, and gunked up eyes, he feels way more little than usual. All he wants is his mom, but whenever he calls for her, his faithful (and slobbery) dog, Bob comes running.

“Bob, Not Bob!” is absolutely hysterical. Students will empathize with Little Louie and his wicked cold, Parents will empathize with Louie’s mother, and everyone will laugh out-loud at poor, slobbering, misunderstanding Bob.

Prepare your best stuffy-nosed-accent and get ready to read this story over and over again.

Cordell sets the scene in beautiful ink and watercolor as Scanlon and Vernick deliver the relatable, heartfelt, and witty words of this story. I can certainly say that “Bob, Not Bob!” is the most fun you can have with a cold.



Title: Bob, Not Bob!: To be read as though you have the worst cold ever
Written by: Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick
Illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Published by: Disney-Hyperion
On Sale: February 14th, 2017


(Review copy received from publisher in exchange for a fair review)

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