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Bobo and the new neighbor, by Gail Page

Label
Bobo and the new neighbor
Title
Bobo and the new neighbor
Statement of responsibility
by Gail Page
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Bobo the dog tries to help Mrs. Birdhead welcome a new neighbor, he is soon up to his snout in hot water
Member of
Review
  • PreS-Gr. 3 As in Cynthia Rylant's popular Henry and Mudge series, the big, bumbling pet in this picture book is a good dog who messes up a lot. Bobo loves to be generous, but his idea of sharing involves gobbling a plateful of muffins and leaving only one half of one muffin for others. When his owner, Mrs. Birdhead, invites the new neighbor, Mrs. Wrinklerump, for tea, Bobo wants to help, but after he burns some cupcakes, he is banished outside to collect the laundry from the line. Dressed up in all the clothes, he knocks on the door, is mistaken for the new neighbor, and is treated well——until the real Mrs. Wrinklerump arrives and his disguise is revealed. The highly patterned, stylized pictures are a bit busy for the preschool audience, but they nicely echo the chaos that Bobo creates, and kids will enjoy the farcical scenarios. -- Rochman, Hazel (Reviewed 10-15-2008) (Booklist, vol 105, number 4, p45)
  • PreS-Gr 2— The well-meaning dog whose good intentions often go awry is back in another wacky story. His mistress has invited a new neighbor to tea. When Bobo is asked to carry in the laundry from the line, he decides to wear the clothes and is accidentally mistaken by his mistress for her guest. The household's observant cat detects the misrepresentation, and Bobo ultimately shares the last muffin (cut into four pieces) when the real new neighbor arrives. The cartoon illustrations are rendered in acrylics that allow for a variety of detail in the humans' clothes, from an orange-and-wine-striped scarf to a pink-and green-checked jacket. A fun read-aloud for a group.—Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA --Linda M. Kenton (Reviewed December 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 12, p98)
  • Bobo may try to be a helpful pet, but he does have a weakness for mailmen—and muffins, as he shows in Page's sequel to How to Be a Good Dog (2006). Alas, this over-eager canine is of no assistance to his owner, Mrs. Birdhead (who, in fact, wears a bird on her head), when she invites new neighbor Mrs. Wrinklerump to tea, so she sends her dog to retrieve the wash instead. Not a fan of housework, however, Bobo decides to wear these clothes and is then mistaken for the invited party guest. His innovative plan to steal refreshments is foiled when housemate Cat senses something's amiss, just as the legitimate visitor arrives. Acrylic cartoons portray the amusing animal antics, providing a wickedly ironic subtext to accompany the deadpan narration. The uncluttered illustrations featured against a variety of spacious, colored backgrounds display the zany interplay between this cat and dog. Larger-than-life Bobo and his feline companion are the driving forces in this offbeat tale. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2008)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
277844
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Page, Gail
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.P1377
LC item number
Bo 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bobo books (Gail Page)
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Neighbors
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Neighbors
  • Cats
  • Humorous stories
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Neighbors
Target audience
primary
Label
Bobo and the new neighbor, by Gail Page
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn192108845
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781599900094
Lccn
2007052164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)192108845
Label
Bobo and the new neighbor, by Gail Page
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn192108845
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781599900094
Lccn
2007052164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)192108845

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