Bob Not Bob!: *to Be Read as Though You Have the Worst Cold Ever

Audrey Vernick (Author) Liz Garton Scanlon (Author)
& 2 more


Little Louie is stuck in bed with a bad cold. His nose is clogged, his ears are crackling, and his brain feels full. All he wants is his mom to take care of him, but whenever he calls out for her, his stuffed-up nose summons slobbery dog Bob instead! As Louie tries and tries to make himself understood in this funny picturebook, kids will love calling out with him, "Bob, not Bob!"

Product Details

Price: $17.99  $16.55
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published Date: February 14, 2017
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 8.7 X 0.5 X 11.0 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language: English
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781484723029

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About the Author

Liz Garton Scanlon (http: // is the author of many beloved children's books, including All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, which won a Caldecott Honor, and her debut middle-grade novel The Great Good Summer. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas. She's all grown up now, but sometimes when she's sick she still wants her "bob." Audrey Vernick is the author of twenty books for young readers, including Unlike Other Monsters, Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? and First Grade Dropout. When she feels drippy and gross, she likes to snuggle with her dog, who is not named Bob. Visit her online at

Matthew Cordell has illustrated more than a dozen picture books including Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead, First Grade Dropout by Audrey Vernick, as well as several he has written himself, like New York Times Notable Best Picture Book hello! hello!, Another Brother, and Wish. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two young children. But when he's sick, Matthew acts like the biggest baby in the house. (Just ask Julie.)


* "Every page offers a giggle. . . . [T]his is read-aloud gold."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Scanlon and Vernick's text is sweet without treacle, and . . . Cordell's artwork is terrific."--Kirkus Reviews
* "The co-authors' narrative is satisfying beyond the funny gimmick, . . . offering depth and heart in addition to the silly misunderstandings."--Horn Book, starred review
* "[A] perfect cheer-up for a kid tucked up with a cold."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review