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The One and Only Bob

The One and Only Bob

Book - 2020
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Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780062991317
Branch Call Number: J FIC APPL
Characteristics: 340 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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JCLAlisonS Mar 22, 2021

I loved this sequel to The One and Only Ivan just as much as the original! Bob is a very lovable character and we get to re-visit most of the characters from book 1. Kids will love it for the animals and adults will enjoy it too for the clever way Applegate gives readers the unique perspective of life as a dog. Highly recommended!

JCLChrisK Mar 13, 2021

It was nice revisiting the world of Ivan and his friends and being part of the their continuing story. This has a similar format to the original, with the short paragraphs and chapters, but Bob has his own distinct voice and personality making it something new and different at the same time. Most enjoyable.

VaughanPLDaniela Mar 08, 2021

"The One and Only Bob" is just as charming, heartwarming, and funny as its predecessor “The One and Only Ivan.” Applegate really gets into the mind of a dog through the plucky and precocious Bob, who finds himself an unlikely hero amid a destructive hurricane. An excellent choice for ages 8-12.

DCLkids Oct 09, 2020

A Great Books for Great Kids staff pick 2020. The One and Only Ivan is back, but this time he is helping out his friend Bob, who is on a quest to find his long lost sister. Ruby the elephant joins them, and together they weather through hurricanes and adventures. Bob learns the true meaning of friendship and discovers his own courage. Grades 4-6.

jcljessicaj Oct 07, 2020

I'm a big Katherine Applegate fan, and I was thrilled to pick up a copy of her The One and Only Ivan sequel. I have to admit, it took me some time to get into this one. I don't know if it was the timing of when I started it or that it's just a bit slow to start. BUT, about a third of the way through, it got really exciting, and I flew through the rest of it. If you're a The One and Only Ivan fan, you definitely need to get your hands on The One and Only Bob.

Sep 02, 2020

i read it twice in one day so good so much more action than '' the one and only ivan''
ps. you need to read the book to know everyone on my list of more ''one and only''s

Aug 15, 2020

Charming and wonderfully written.

Jul 18, 2020

Remember that puppy in "The One and Only Ivan?" He has gotten his own book! As a hurricane approaches, Bob goes with George and Julia to visit the animal sanctuary. After seeing his best friend Ivan and sidekick Ruby, a tornado unexpectedly separates them all. Bob narrates this tale of searching and finding as our old friends reel from the tornado destruction and Hurricane Gus batters the area. Katherine Applegate uses short chapters and dog lingo to place us firmly in Bob's world. A canine glossary at the end educates us on any unfamiliar terms like "bed boogie," "FRAP," and "rhymes-with-pet-threat." This fully deserving of a "crazy mutt." Don't forget that the movie adaptation of "Ivan" is due to release in August.

Jun 26, 2020

Amazing book. There are many happy, sad and funny moments. You can really feel what it is like to be a dog. There are many plot twist, and it keeps you on your toes throughout the whole book. It is a real page turner.


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Oct 31, 2020

Book starts: Confession: "Look, nobody's ever accused me of being a good dog. I bark at empty air. I eat cat litter. I roll in garbage to enhance my aroma. I harass innocent squirrels. I hog the couch. I lick myself in the presences of company. I'm no saint, okay?"


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