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*Bobo and the New Neighbor* by Gail Page
Also by Gail Page:

How to Be a Good Cat

How to Be a Good Dog
Bobo and the New Neighbor
by Gail Page
Ages 4-8 32 pages Bloomsbury USA September 2008 Hardcover    

Bobo returns to show young readers how to get along with new neighbors. In his first adventure, How To Be A Good Dog, Bobo was introduced to young readers as a large, floppy-eared, over-exuberant canine who tries very hard to be good. In this new adventure, Bobo tries to help Mrs. Birdhead get ready for company by making muffins. Bobo loves greeting the mailman and taking long walks; he also loves sharing and meeting new people.

When Mrs. Birdhead sends Bobo out to collect the laundry rather than create chaos in the house, Bobo is stumped as to how to bring in so many pieces of laundry. His solution: wear it all, piece over piece. However, when Mrs. Birdhead lets him in the door, she mistakes him for the new neighbor and invites him in to tea. When the real new neighbor shows up, Bobo has to act quickly to prevent Mrs. Birdhead from discovering her mistake.

Gail Page has created a delightfully innocent character in Bobo. Young readers will identify with his attempts to do good things like greeting others, sharing his things, and helping out, and they will be entertained by his quirky solutions to simple problems.

The acrylic illustrations are rich yet simple and appealing to younger viewers. Readers who have already met Bobo in previous books will be excited to join in another adventure with this lovable dog and his friends.

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