"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

26 October 2018


Mass, Wendy. Bob. Feiwel and Friends, 2018.

Livy and her family visit her grandmother in Australia, and Livy finds a surprise in her closet. A small green creature wearing a chicken costume has been waiting for her since she left, but Livy can't remember anything about him. Together, Livy and Bob try to unravel the mystery of why he lived in her closet and waited for her return.

This is a sweet story with an adorable cast of characters. The brown tones in the illustrations match the focus on the Australian drought in this story, and the magical elements feature heavily throughout. The action and mystery throughout the story will keep readers turning pages until they reach the very satisfying ending. Recommended.

Recommended for: middle grade, fans of Ghibli movies
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

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