IT'S (ALMOST) EVERYONE'S FAVORITE
FOURTH GRADER, BOBBY-ELLIS CHAN . . .
Known as “Bobby” to his friends and family, he’s a perfectly normal fourth-grader who gets into perfectly crazy situations. A skateboarder and dog lover, Bobby is the middle child in a household the includes a stay-at-home dad, a working mom, a football-playing big sister, and a little sister who thinks she’s a princess.
BOBBY VS. GIRLS (ACCIDENTALY)
"Those clamoring for fiction with nonwhite or biracial characters in which race is not the focus will welcome nine-year-old Bobby Ellis-Chan . . . While Yee remains loyal to the boy point of view for a large portion of the story, both boys and girls will find much to relate to here."
-- Horn Book (starred review)
Yee really understands children’s thought processes and presents them with tact and good humor. Bobby’s dilemmas and adventures, however wild and out of control, remain totally believable. Santat’s drawings manage the fine line between cartoon and realism and add dimension to the events. Readers will recognize themselves and learn some gentle lessons about relationships while they are laughing at the antics. -- Kirkus
Bobby teaches Rover, his fish, tricks like this . . .
"Using humor and relatable situations, Yee shows how the two friends manage to support each other, despite peer pressure. The bright prose, concise chapters and gratifying resolutions are likely to please even reluctant readers." -- Publishers Weekly
BOBBY THE BRAVE (SOMETIMES)
“Fourth grader Bobby Ellis-Chan is back and just as insecure as ever. He is sure he is a disappointment to his father, a former pro-football star turned stay-at-home dad. Bobby can barely throw a football farther than a few inches, and he's even less likely to catch one . . . Yee’s understanding of nine-year-olds as they carom from highs to lows without any idea of how they got there makes the situations and characters completely believable . . . Bobby is a charmer who will win readers’ hearts.”
-- Kirkus (starred review)
“This sequel will please Bobby's fans and win over new ones.”
-- Horn Book
“Bobby Ellis-Chan is back in another charming story about an average fourth-grade boy from an unconventional family. . . . 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.”
-- School Library Journal
“True to a kid’s viewpoint, the fast, wry narrative and familiar scenarios will grab readers.” -- Booklist