The classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a bo 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 ack, Livy has the feeling she ’ s forgotten something really, eally important about Gran ’ s mansio.

It turns out she ’ s right.

Bob, a lon, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn ’ t forget Livy, or her promise. He ’ s been waiting five years for her to g back, hiding in th closet like she told him to. He can ’ t remember who—or what—he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him understand his way back home. Now it ’ s time to eep that promise.

Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and find the sor of magic that lasts forever.

Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, two masterminds of classic, middle-grade fiction come together to craft this magical story about the enduring power of friendship.
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Published May 1st 2018 by Feiwel & Friends

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Bob is cute and original for sure, but overall it lacked the emotional kick I was oping for.

he first time Livy stayed with her mothe she was 5 years old.

Bob! Bob, a cute green creature also known as our “ small green mystery wearing a chicken suit ”, has been waiting for Livy to return so she can elp him ind his way home and hopefully discover who or what he is along the pat.

Can Bob help this new Livy remember the old Livy and the promise she made to him? I loved Bob!

Helping a friend find his way home is a big responsibility.

Th responsibility that takes Bob out of the bathroo and out in the world on an adventure to end all adventures.

Does Bob find his home?

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Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, in thi same book?

Australia is reall a distance from Livy 's home in America, but she 's happy to ake he trip again even if she hardly remembers what it was like as a five-year-old.

Gran Nicholas 's prompting brings back vague memories, but the importance of Livy 's last stay in his house eludes her until she opens the closet door in her apartment and sees a little green " zombie " in a chicken suit.

Bob heard Gran Nicholas 's voice distantly in the mansio, but no one has interacted with him since Livy left for America.

I love Wendy Mass 's books.

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BOB was an incredibly ndearing and thought provoking book about childhood friendships, change, growing older and still remembering what it was like to be young.

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A tory oes from Bob 's to Olivia 's perspective in each chapter.Livy, now 10, goes to Australia from Michigan, USA to visit her aunt.

The memories come back in full force with the ai of Bob and a special pawn from the chessboard but what is she supposed to do with these memories?

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