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Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2020
Bob might be diminutive in stature but he’s got a massive heart for love and good will♥️

In Katherine Applegate’s new novel, “The One and Only Bob”, we’re reunited with Bob, the lionhearted, precocious pup from “Only Ivan”. Bob has a family, a forever home and gets to visit his best friends Ivan and Ruby. While on a visit to the zoo, tragedy strikes and Bob is tested to extreme measures as he fights to save the lives of his friends and himself.

Applegate writes with warmth, compassion and humor. This is a book for all ages with themes of love, friendship, healing, a nod to caring for our earth long term and all the creation that inhabits it. This can be a great impetus for discussion, family reading, book clubs, etc.

The type font is large, spaced widely with lots of blank area. Young readers won’t be overwhelmed by it or the vocabulary which is reasonable. Artwork is endearing and snuggly which is quite a feat for the monochromatic shades of grey.

Bob reminded me a bit of Disney’s “Tramp” while I was reading and then I got to the author’s notes - you’ll be surprised to see who’s signed on to play the valiant pup in the August movie release! This book is a stand alone or volume 2 - either way, just make sure to get a copy for you and those you love. Great stuff📚
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