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Bobby the Brave Sometimes Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Yee, Lisa, Santat, Dan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0545055954     ISBN-13: 9780545055956
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: August 2012
Annotation: Suffering a humiliating month of embarrassments and practical jokes at the hands of his peers, Bobby believes nothing worse could happen to him until he has an asthma attack in public, gets chased by a cat with too many toes and performs in the school musical. By the author of Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally).
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Fathers and sons; Fiction.
Individuality; Fiction.
Theater; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Emotions & Feelings
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Parents
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2012025154
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Bobby Vs Girls
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.50" W x 0.50" (0.25 lbs) 153 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 139513
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q49616
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 7.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
Lisa Yee’s novels include Millicent Min, Girl Genius; Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book); the first Bobby book, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally); and most recently WARP SPEED. She lives in South Pasadena, California, with her family. Please visit her website at

Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel SIDEKICKS, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including OH NO! (OR HOW MY SCIENCE PROJECT DESTROYED THE WORLD) by Mac Barnett. He lives in Alhambra, California. Please visit his website at

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring)
In this follow-up to Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally), Bobby Ellis-Chan's PE teacher expects great things of him. Overhearing his ex-football star dad say, "He's not like me," Bobby assumes he's let Dad down with his nonexistent football skills. Everything works out for both father and son in this sequel that will please Bobby's fans and win over new ones. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2010 #5)
In Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) (rev. 9/09), fourth-grader Bobby Ellis-Chan learned he could remain friends with longtime pal Holly and (mostly) ignore other kids' opinions about boy-girl friendships. In this sequel, Bobby discovers more about people's expectations, both real and imagined. PE teacher Mr. Rainerhaus expects great things of the son of ex-football star The Freezer, but it's skateboarding that Bobby excels at, not football. Overhearing his dad say, "He's not like me," Bobby assumes he has also let down his dad with his nonexistent football skills. And Bobby has his own unrealistic expectations: he wants his new fish to be just like his old fish, the talented Rover. When Bobby works up the courage to confront his dad, he learns that Mr. Ellis-Chan's "not like me" comment referred to Bobby's skateboarding ability, something his big, clumsy dad envies. And Mr. Ellis-Chan confesses he feels like a disappointment -- a stay-at-home dad who can't cook or even sew a decent school-play costume. Everything works out: free from football guilt, Bobby discovers his new fish have their own special talent (they do synchronized swimming!), and his dad realizes he doesn't have to be a superdad (i.e., plain pancakes would actually be preferable to inedible apple banana crunch pancakes). Though not quite as laugh-out-loud funny as the first, this sequel will please Bobby's fans and win over new ones. jennifer m. brabander Copyright 2010 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2010 August)

Gr 3–5—Bobby Ellis-Chan is back in another charming story about an average fourth-grade boy from an unconventional family. His new gym teacher thinks he's super-athletic like his dad, a former star linebacker (he's not); his class is putting on a play (uh-oh); and he hears his father telling his quarterback sister, "He's not like me." Good thing he has close friends (except for awful Jillian Zarr) and gets his first choice for his role in Annie, Sandy. Bobby's classmates, friends, and family ring true; Yee has created believable and endearing characters. There's an excellent chapter in which the class discusses Bobby's asthma. Illustrations are included throughout the book. Readers will devour the fast-paced writing, spot-on dialogue, and heartfelt lessons embedded in the text and empathize with the sometimes-brave Bobby, his worries about his place in his family and at school, and his struggles and successes.—Nicole Waskie, Chenango Forks Elementary, Binghamton, NY

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