Monday, October 3, 2016

Review: Meet the Bobs and The Tweets by Pepper Springfield +GIVEAWAY

Title: Meet the Bobs and the Tweets
Author: Pepper Springfield
Illustrator: Kristy Caldwell

...the Bobs, who are messy, and the Tweets, who are neat. How can these two strange families get along in the same neighborhood? And are all the Tweets really neat and all the Bobs slobs? 

From the start this book just screams Dr. Seuss.  Just looking at the cover, and you can see that it harkins back to books like One Fish, Two Fish and The Lorax.  When opening the book the illustrations and bright and cheerful.  Kids will definitely be attracted to them.  I could see kids spending the first time with the book just looking at the pictures.  

The story is one of feeling out of place with the people around you.  In this case it's feeling that way in your family.  Any kid who has every felt different from their family will be able to relate.  One child in each family is different from anyone else in their family whether a Bob or a Tweet.  What I really liked was that neither family was portrayed as the "right" way to be and the other the "wrong".  They were just different from each other.  Nice simple idea that doesn't hit you over the head, but is still clear.  It strengthens the book because it doesn't judge.  It just more says that people are different and that's ok.  I liked that.  

I think kids will enjoy the book.  The younger kids will be attracted to it because it will remind them of the Dr. Seuss books they like, but it really is for a bit older kids - more like 3rd or so.  It isn't simple words with only a few on the page, so keep that in mind. 

Like Dr. Seuss
Like books that rhyme
Feel out of place sometimes
Like bright colorful illustrations


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1 comment:

  1. This sounds so cute! I am definitely a Bob and one person in my family is a Tweet....
    Jen @ YA Romantics