Bob (Gr. 3-5)

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ When almost-eleven-year-old Lily returns to Australia after five years to see her grandmother, she seems to have trouble remembering objects, places, and people that she supposedly loved on her initial visit. Lily soon rediscovers a funny, little creature in a closet. With green skin and wearing a slapdash chicken outfit, Bob certainly makes an impression. Together they embark on a series of adventures to help reveal Lily's memories, which in turn have the potential to get Bob back home. A quick but engaging read for those who enjoy great writing with a touch of fantasy.