I Must Have Bobo!

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Jan 25, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
8 Reviews
When Willy woke up there was trouble. Where was Bobo? Willy needs Bobo. But, Earl the cat likes Bobo, too. A favorite toy is hard to share...even when it’s a sock monkey. With sparse text and a modern-nostalgic vibe, this retro-fun book about friends (sock monkeys) and frenemies (devious cats) is an ode to favorite toys everywhere. Oh, Earl! Leave Bobo alone.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A theme that's been done much better, but the addition of the cat Earl here makes this worth reading.  I grabbed the sequel, too, so I'll read that right now.  They're both v. short. Read full review

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User Review  - Sheila1957 - LibraryThing

The little boy must have his stuffed monkey Bobo but the cat also likes Bobo and wants him. I loved the hunt and elusiveness of Bobo. Compromise is what is needed here. This is funny and cute for the little ones Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Eileen Rosenthal and her husband, Marc Rosenthal, enjoy working together (and even sharing)—unlike Willy and Earl. I Must Have Bobo! was their first collaborative project and Eileen’s picture book debut. Marc is also the illustrator of Alison McGhee’s Making a Friend. Eileen and Marc live with their family in the Berkshires.

Marc Rosenthal is the illustrator of many books for children including  I Must Have Bobo, I'll Save You Bobo, The Straight Line Wonder by Mem Fox and Phooey, which he wrote.  Marc’s illustrations can be seen regularly in The New Yorker, Time, Forbes, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and others.  Visit him online at Marc-Rosenthal.com.

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