Monday, March 26, 2012

MMGM: BOBBY THE BRAVE

The first book in Lisa Yee's series is actually BOBBY VS. GIRLS (ACCIDENTALLY), and I like it a lot. It made me laugh and cry (always a good sign).

Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally)


But I absolutely love BOBBY THE BRAVE. It has so much funny, and Bobby is someone that kids can relate to. So many of his insecurities are things that I remember bothering me as a kid. I read the first few chapters to my reluctant reader and then let him finish the rest on his own. He didn't want to put it down. And he finished it. He hardly ever finishes novels.


Bobby The Brave (Sometimes)
Some of my favorite things:


The scary cat
His relationship with the fish
His dad's cooking
Their Halloween costumes


I'll be reading more of Lisa Yee's books. If you know a boy who likes funny books, these would probably be a good fit. The main character is a fourth grader.


If you'd like to read about more Marvelous Middle Grades, the following people would love to oblige you:


Shannon Whitney Messenger (our founding mother)

Have a Marvelous Monday! 


18 comments:

  1. I love Lisa Yee. This sounds like a great book. That's great your reluctant reader finished it on his own. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. You're welcome! It WAS great, whether you're a nine-year-old boy or a thirty-five-year-old mom.

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  2. I love anything by Lisa Yee. She is such a fun writer. BTW I am new to the MMGM universe, but I'm not on your list. http://1000wrongs.blogspot.com (Fellow MMGM poster)

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  3. Lisa Yee rocks! I love the slightly older series she's written (including Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time, etc) but haven't read this one yet.

    Glad to see you here again, Myrna.

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  4. Books that make me both laugh and cry are usually among my favorites, probably because that's how real life is--the good with the bad.

    And whoa! For your son to finish, on his own, and not want to put it down? That's high praise.

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    1. It really is. He kept giggling too. :o)

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  5. I love the Bobby books! They are great!

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  6. Please give my best to you son, and tell him that I said he can stay up late to read!!!!

    Cheers,
    Lisa

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    1. How funny! He did stay up late. I let him stay up until 10:30 that night. :o)

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  7. Oh, cute books! I'm definitely going to check these out when I hit the bookstore.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Julie! I hope you love them!

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  8. Hey! Hope your Monday was marvelous! I'd forgotten about this book--thanks for reminding me to get it on my TBR list!

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    1. Thanks, Deb! My Monday was pretty marvelous. I even snuck in some blog reading time, which hasn't been happening much of late. Loved your recommendations!

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  9. Lisa Yee's books are great - I loved Millicent Min! But I haven't seen these yet. I'll have to look for them.

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    1. Maybe I'll pick that one up next. :o)

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