I Must Have Bobo!

Rosenthal, Eileen

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I Must Have Bobo!
When Willy wakes up without his favorite toy, he looks everywhere until he finds it.

Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781442403772
Branch Call Number: J PIC R
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rosenthal, Marc 1949-Illustrator


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Jun 17, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A determined boy wants his Bobo, while a determined cat wants it just as much. Just as you think it ends with a charming message, that last page leaves you with a laugh.

Aug 26, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Part epic rage against the dying of the light/losing of the toy, part battle of wits between a boy and a cat, Bobo is about the kind of struggle that any preschooler can understand. And while I might have put a different ending on it, when it comes to stuffed monkeys, Bobo is where it’s at.

Dec 19, 2011
  • Kirbs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A simple story of a boy and his doll. Perfect.

Nov 29, 2011

NYTimes Notable Children's book for 2011


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Aug 26, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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Aug 26, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Willy wakes up one morning to find there’s something wrong. Something, or someONE, missing. Bobo, Willy’s stuffed monkey, is always on hand when the boy needs to go down a scary slide or sneak past a large dog. So where is he now? After a quick investigation it becomes clear that Earl, the family housecat, is the unapologetic Bobo snatcher in question. Thus begins a battle of wits between Willy and Earl as each find and take back the beloved Bobo. Finally, when Earl has proved particularly clever, Willy finds the two on the couch and surprisingly enough envelopes BOTH in a big, affectionate hug.


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Aug 26, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“When Willy woke up, there was trouble”


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