Chez Bob


Product Details

$18.99  $17.66
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
8.92 X 11.27 X 0.42 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Bob Shea has created many hilarious books for young people, including Chez Bob, the popular Dinosaur Vs. series, Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, The Scariest Book Ever, and the early readers featuring Ballet Cat. He has also written stories such as Who Wet My Pants?, illustrated by Zachariah OHora and Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. He lives in Madison, Connecticut and invites you to visit him at


* "Readers will laugh at this funny story... kids will cheer for the heartwarming ending. Appropriately droll illustrations perfectly match the lively shenanigans and depict Bob with a toothy, expressive mug. This is one to devour."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Delightfully mischievous.... Terrifically funny and surprisingly sweet. The splashy illustrations are distinctive and detailed, perfectly suiting the silly tone. Visit Chez Bob with no reservations."--Booklist, starred review

* "A fabulously fun read-aloud...Readers will come away giggling but will also retain a renewed sense of the importance of kindness and belonging. Laugh-out-loud funny, sweet, and a surefire hit for story time."

--School Library Journal, starred review
"Chez Bob is beyond glorious. Seriously: It's a perfect book. Which is actually pretty infuriating."--Sandra Boynton
"Slyly funny in both story and illustration."--The Boston Globe
"The deadpan humor will be appreciated even by older siblings who just might be glancing over younger shoulders."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"One of the funniest picture books of the year."--Parents Magazine
"Playful details in the art, varied perspectives, and effective page-turns enhance the story's humor.... From its punny, self-referential appetizer of a title (flip the author's name) to its sweet ending, Chez Bob offers a story-time feast." --Horn Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2021
A Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2021
An Amazon Best Book of 2021
A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of 2021

* "Shea puts a fresh spin on the tale of a villain reformed by spoofing contemporary rhetoric around the communal good: as a "positive role model for the birds I'm going to eat," Bob even coaches a local bird basketball team. Shea's always-striking art has a marvelous lightness here, thanks to the bevy of bird characters and a cheery tropical palette, making for a book that's funny and lovely to look at, too."--Publishers Weekly, starred review