Monday, January 30, 2017

The Little Crooked Bookshelf -- AND A GIVEAWAY!**

by Liz Garton Scanlon
illustrated by Matthew Cordell

This week's pick is from Cottager Jamie Michalak.

What it's all about ...
Little Louie has the worst cold ever. All he wants is his mom, but every time he calls for her, slobbery Bob the dog comes running instead!

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf …
Because of the clever, funny, I-wish-I-thought-of-it concept: read this story as though you have the worst cold ever.

Favorite line(s) ...
"I doan wan by bedicine. I doan wanda bubba bat. And I doan wanda dap." *

Favorite illustration ...
From BOB, NOT BOB! by Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick. Illustration copyright 2016 by Matthew Cordell. 

Why kids will love it …
Hearing the name "Bob" will get them every time.

Why grown-ups will love it …
BOB, NOT BOB! is the go-to book for any time children with a cold need a little comfort and giggles through the sniffles. And parents will surely relate to how realistically the doting, but tired, "Bob" is portrayed.

* (I don't want my medicine. I don't want a bubble bath. And I don't want a nap.)

** WIN YOUR OWN COPY OF BOB, NOT BOB! Leave a comment below to enter to win. The winner will be announced on Monday, Feb. 6th. 


  1. This entertaining PB should help our little ones sneeze through a cold. The creatives have a great book trailer too. Check it out -

  2. Thanks for sharing, Manju & Kristi! You are both entered to win a copy of BOB, NOT BOB!

  3. So looking forward to reading this one, Jamie (sans a real cold ;))

  4. This looks absolutely hilarious! What a great partnership!

    1. We agree! Thanks for visiting, Amanda!

  5. This looks so great, can't wait to read it!

  6. Thanks for commenting, Emily! You're now entered into our giveaway!

  7. Who wouldn't want a copy of this. Much better than actually having a cold. This is sheer brilliance. Can't wait to read it. Thanks!