BOB, by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead, Feiwel & Friends



A classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a girl 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 back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house.

It turns out she’s right.

Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or her promise. He’s been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a 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 find his way back home. Now it’s time to keep that promise.

Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind 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.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Take an excellent children’s authors and put them with an outstanding illustrator and you get the super team: Mass, Stead and Gannon.

This is a beautiful tale of childhood friendships and relationships with grandparents that everyone should read about. The incredible voices of the authors takes the reader on a journey of both mind and emotion.

Sure to touch a familiar chord with every reader, you will love Livy, her grandmother and especially greenish Bob. This is a middle grade read, but I would recommend it to anyone who asks.

Paced to keep the reader engaged until the end, with a bit of magical whimsy to fill in here and there this story about lasting friendships is bound to win awards!

I loved it and know you will too!

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