Bob, Not Bob!: *to be read as though you have the worst cold ever by Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick; illustrated by Matthew Cordell. 2017. Hyperion Books(Disney).
Brief summary: Louie gets a cold and wants his mom. “Bob! Bob!” he calls all stuffed up. Instead of his mom, their dog Bob runs into the boy’s room. After many attempts, Louie finally gets the comfort from his mom that he needs.
Comments: Young readers can relate to the way Louie speaks differently with his cold and how frustrated he feels just wanting his mom. If no one notices the spelling differences of Bob, I would point out that out after reading it to a class. “Did anyone noticed when Louie called for his mom, there was a heart in Bob. B-(heart)-B?” “Did you ever say words differently when you had a cold?” “Did ever just want your mom?”
I plan to review the Dracula technique of coughing or sneezing after reading this book to my classes and where the tissues and hand sanitizer are located in the library. This could also be read at the beginning of the school year during library orientation or when we go over library rules.
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