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I Must Have Bobo!

by Eileen Rosenthal
Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal

Published by Antheneum, 2011
32 pages
ISBN: trade 978𢴒424-03772

Ages 2-5

Willy抯 stuffed animal monkey, Bobo, is the little boy抯 constant companion. Or rather, Bobo would be were it not for one small problem: Earl the cat loves Bobo, too. Every time Bobo is missing, Earl is the culprit. Much of the humor in this pleasing picture book plays out in Marc Rosenthal抯 delightful cartoon-style illustrations that show Earl the cat watchfully waiting for opportunities to make off with the hapless monkey. Eileen Rosenthal抯 skillfully spare text has just the right touch as well, punctuating the visual action and establishing Willy抯 relationship with Bobo梐nd revealing a bit about Willy himself梬ith very few words. (揃obo doesn抰 like raisins in his oatmeal.) This relatable story full of childlike (and catlike) behavior is brimming with humor and appeal. (  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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