The Bobian is twelve and has one goal in life: get ice cream. Unfortunately, life seems to be conspiring against him. Birthday parties gone awry. School bullies teaching him a (temporary) lesson in humility. Bratty little sisters and next door neighbor kids stealing his rightful rewards. What’s a kid to do?
There’s only one solution: The Bobian will defeat them all… even the time-changing aliens who are determined to keep him from summer.
The Bobian is twelve and he just knows he’s brilliant and awesome. His world revolves around the last time he had a taste of ice cream. However, it would appear everything is getting in the way of that delicious, creamy treat.
This book is an amusing look at almost a year’s worth of Bobian’s life and his never-ending quest for ice cream. Each chapter is almost a short story of a time in The Bobian’s year. The way it’s written sets it up to be an excellent book for kids, especially boys, who have short attention spans and/or difficulties reading.
As a mother of three boys myself, I felt a certain affinity for The Queen Mother. I could relate to many of the scrapes The Bobian gets himself into. Having a son like The Bobian would have been a trial, but there wouldn’t be a dull moment, that’s for sure.
All in all, this book is a great read for children and adults who have a sense of humor, or have boys who’ve made you wonder, “what now” a few times.