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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!"
About the Author
Liz Garton Scanlon (http://lizgartonscanlon.com/) 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 www.audreyvernick.com.
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.)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is such an adorable book. I will really have to practice my "worst cold ever" voice before I read it to students. But it is SO cute and because it's also silly at the same time, I think kids will LOVE it!
Who knew having a cold could be so funny?! Such a fun read aloud, often inspiring everyone listening to get in on the fun of talking like you have a cold...esp when you don't actually have a cold. Kids will relate to feeling old enough to not strictly *need* Mom but wanting her more frequently than usual when not feeling 100%. The expressive cartoon-like illustrations are full of energy and make the Louie's growing frustration all the more palpable.