I Must Have Bobo!

by Eileen Rosenthal and Marc Rosenthal

Willy’s stuffed animal monkey, Bobo, is the little boy’s constant companion.... read more

Willy’s stuffed animal monkey, Bobo, is the little boy’s 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’s delightful cartoon-style illustrations that show Earl the cat watchfully waiting for opportunities to make off with the hapless monkey. Eileen Rosenthal’s skillfully spare text has just the right touch as well, punctuating the visual action and establishing Willy’s relationship with Bobo—and revealing a bit about Willy himself—with very few words. (“Bobo doesn’t like raisins in his oatmeal.”) This relatable story full of childlike (and catlike) behavior is brimming with humor and appeal. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012

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