Livy can’t remember her first visit to her grandmother’s house in Australia, but she does seem to recall a ‘wrong chicken’ and bumping down the stairs.
She definitely doesn’t remember the strange little creature she finds in the wardrobe. His name is Bob and he doesn’t know what he’s doing there, but he’s been waiting for Livy to come back for more than five years. That’s a very long time to sit in the dark.
Clue by clue, Livy and Bob unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from and what Livy has forgotten in this magical story about friendship and loyalty and the power of imagination.
When Livy arrives at her grandmother’s house in Australia for the first time in five years, she doesn't remember much.
Slowly memories come back and when she finds a strange creature hiding in her bedroom closet, she is sure she doesn't remember him. But he knows her and has been waiting patiently in the cupboard for her to return and help him find his way home.
This is a beautiful story of friendship, resilience, determination and the power of families. Readers will fall in love with both Livy and Bob and will thoroughly enjoy this delightful story.
It is perfect for those in Year 4 and up.
Reviewed by Michelle