A Letter For Bob

Written by Kim Rogers, Illustrated by Jonathan Nelson

Have you ever wanted to thank something in your life that doesn’t have feelings? There are things in our lives that become really important to us just because they are constantly there. In this book, Katie is writing a letter to her car about how happy she is that she got to go so many places because of Bob, the car. The car was close by during so many of Katie’s memories and when it is time to trade Bob in to get a bigger car, she wants to say thanks, or “So:ti:c?a,” as they say in the Wichita language. This simple story is sweet and strong and seems to flow with the Native American style of gratitude to all things that add to their lives. I think kids will enjoy this as a read aloud as well as checking it out and perusing the story through pictures and words.

Reviewed by Merri Rygg, Media Clerk, Harry S. Truman Elementary
Review shared in April 2024
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-5

A Letter For Bob
Written by Kim Rogers, Illustrated by Jonathan Nelson
Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
32 pages
Release Date: September 19, 2024
ISBN: 9780063044555
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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1 thought on “A Letter For Bob”

  1. Thanks for your review Merri! I am going to add this to my cart for future purchases. Sounds like a good one to read aloud to classes for Thanksgiving November.

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