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I'm Not Bobby by Jules Feiffer

I'm Not Bobby

by Jules Feiffer

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I’m not Bobby! Bobby is a lion, an airplane, a dinosaur, a monster, a horse, a race car, an eagle, and a space ship, but while in space Bobby gets hungry and tired of being in space. He becomes a lion again. Perhaps if he wears a Bobby face, his family will not think he is a lion and feed him.
Most children can identify with a parent constantly giving them commands: do this, do that, come here, or go there. Most children would love to get away into their own world with no parents to bother them, at least until they get hungry. The story is very short and the illustrations are simplistic, yet wild. ( )
  ecollado | Nov 26, 2014 |
Bobby is a naughty little boy. He does not answer when being called. Instead, Bobby uses his imagination to hide from his family and runs away to keep from being found. He imagines himself a lion, an astronaut, anything to keep from having to be "Bobby."

My students enjoyed the repetition in the sibling calling "BOBBY!" and Bobby's response "I'm NOT Bobby!" I did not feel it was a moral tale as the boy was not doing what he should but the students knew he was "gonna' be in trouble" when he finally went home. Good story to teach use of imagination! ( )
  weisser4 | Jun 3, 2014 |
About a little boy named Bobby who imagines his is everything but Bobby. He expresses a lot of imagination. ( )
  rwalsh06 | Sep 24, 2013 |
It took me a while, but I figured out that Bobby's thoughts are in a nice serif font and the adult voices yelling at him look like handwriting. Bobby imagines he's many exciting things until he gets hungry and SPOILER decides that he is a lion with Bobby's face and he won't eat anyone if he gets what he wants. I'm sure there's something here about learning to put on the face that people expect you to have in order to make your way in the world. ( )
  raizel | Jun 20, 2013 |
A young boys named Bobby hears his name being called. He pretends that he is not Bobby, but different kinds of animals. Then he dreams hie has a rocket and goes to the moon by his self. He's happy on the moon at first, but then he gets hungry so he goes home. Before he entered the house he turned into part lion. ( )
  Gabe77 | Apr 27, 2012 |
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Someone's calling Bobby.I'm not Bobby.
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A young boy isn't ready to go home when his mother calls so he pretends he is a lion, a dinosaur, a monster, a spaceship heading for Mars, and anyone or anything but Bobby.

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