Aug 082011

Bobby The Brave (Sometimes)Bobby The Brave (Sometimes) by Lisa Yee, is a great book for tween boys, which I enjoyed reading with my eight-year-old son. In Bobby The Brave (Sometimes) Yee has succeeded in combining the challenges of fourth-grade boys and struggles to keep afloat in the peer hierarchy with issues of sibling rivalry, concerns of a strained father-son relationship, and action-filled adventures that boys want to read about.

Bobby Ellis-Chan is a fourth grader, and he does not escape the problems, concerns and issues that come with being a fourth grade boy. His best friend Holly is changing her ways, as she has picked up some girly habits over the summer. His dad wishes that Bobby would be a bit rougher, perhaps a little sportier like his sister, and Bobby is just trying to

end, and which teaches them without their knowledge. As a parent I appreciate the way that Yee introduces new, more difficult words by defining them as a part of the storyline, and even more importantly she does so without interrupting the flow of the story itself.
Bobby The Brave (Sometimes) by Lisa Yee gets 5 out of 5 Story Time Stars.
Author: Lisa Yee
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545055946
ISBN-13: 978-0545055949Author Website:
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Bobby The Brave (Sometimes) by Lisa Yee for the purpose of writing a book review. Versions of this review may have been posted on other websites or in printed publications.

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