I Must Have Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal

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When Willy wakes up there is trouble. Where is Bobo? Willy needs Bobo. But Earl the cat likes Bobo, too. A favorite toy is hard to share…especially when it’s a sock monkey. Because sharing is caring. Sharing is great. But you know what’s best (according to Earl the cat)? Not sharing at all! With sparse text and a modern-nostalgic vibe, this retro-fun book tells it like it is when it comes to sharing a favorite toy. Oh, Earl! Leave Bobo alone.

About Eileen Rosenthal

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 A sock monkey has never come between Eileen and Marc Rosenthal.  Unlike Willy and Earl, the couple enjoys working together (and even sharing).  Marc is the creative mind behind Archie and the Pirate and Phooey.  Eileen and Marc live in the Berkshires with their family. Marc Rosenthal is the illustrator of many books for children including  I Must Have 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.
Published February 22, 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Willy, the protagonist of this small domestic drama, is perfectly, appropriately self-absorbed, as he is barely out of toddlerhood and, as his monologue reveals, he relies on his sock monkey, Bobo, to help him negotiate the challenges of being so young.

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In Eileen Rosenthal's first children's book, Willy, a small boy, and Earl, the family cat, battle over Bobo, Willy's treasured sock monkey. Earl is always sneaking off with Bobo, and illustrator Marc

Dec 13 2010 | Read Full Review of I Must Have Bobo!

Chicago Tribune

And just because the boy can speak and Earl can't, don't underestimate Earl's cunning.

Feb 28 2011 | Read Full Review of I Must Have Bobo!

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