The One and Only Bob

The One and Only Bob

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Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062991317
Characteristics: 340 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Castelao, Patricia
Call Number: J APPLEGATE, K


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Jul 18, 2020

Remember that puppy in "The One and Only Ivan?" He has gotten his own book! As a hurricane approaches, Bob goes with George and Julia to visit the animal sanctuary. After seeing his best friend Ivan and sidekick Ruby, a tornado unexpectedly separates them all. Bob narrates this tale of searching and finding as our old friends reel from the tornado destruction and Hurricane Gus batters the area. Katherine Applegate uses short chapters and dog lingo to place us firmly in Bob's world. A canine glossary at the end educates us on any unfamiliar terms like "bed boogie," "FRAP," and "rhymes-with-pet-threat." This fully deserving of a "crazy mutt." Don't forget that the movie adaptation of "Ivan" is due to release in August.

Jul 03, 2020

Oh my gosh, so good. When I saw that there was a sequel to The One and Only Ivan, I was immediately on board. I though maybe it was the same reader for both books, but it turns out that Danny Devito is the reader as Bob the dog. I cannot recommend this book enough. The only thing I could say is that I needed more Ivan and Ruby, but this is really Bob's story and what a story it is. He is a scrappy, snarky little dog and I love him for it. Way to go Katherine, another home run.

Jun 26, 2020

Amazing book. There are many happy, sad and funny moments. You can really feel what it is like to be a dog. There are many plot twist, and it keeps you on your toes throughout the whole book. It is a real page turner.


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