Book: The One and Only Bob (2020)
Author: Katherine Applegate
Genre: MG, Animal
Companion Book to: The One and Only Ivan
This book in three words …
hurricane, family, spunk
Opening lines from the book …
“Look, nobody’s ever accused me of being a good dog.”
My thoughts on this book…
We’re back in the world of that famous mall gorilla, the One and Only Ivan! This time Ivan and Ruby (the elephant) are living in an animal sanctuary. And their friend Bob is a regular visitor. But with a hurricane coming, they’re in for an adventure.
Bob is the narrator. (He is voiced by Danny DeVito for the audiobook; that should give you a hint as to his personality.) And he really is full of spunk. He ends up in an animal shelter and meets his long lost sister, Boss. Then, he and Ivan and Ruby (can I say right here how much I like Ruby! I want a One and Only Ruby book!) head off on a rescue mission. One of the best scenes in the book is when the police come across the gorilla and the elephant and put them under arrest! (Of course, Bob manages to get away. Which is good. Because he needs to do a little rescuing.)
A must-read for animal lovers! And especially if you enjoyed The One and Only Ivan.
This post is part of a challenge to celebrate middle-grade books. For more information, go to: https://bookcraic.blog/2021/02/25/mg-takes-on-thursday-32/
How to take part…
- Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
- Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence. (*Note: I’ve changed this slightly.*)
- Write three words to describe the book.
- Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.