My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Miss Keane is an Author that I had the privilege of meeting compliments of another author event on facebook. In that event, she told us all about herself, and this very book. I found Miss Keane to be quite a friendly person, and very fun and outgoing. She made some great points with everyone, and I offered up my services to her. So that is why I am here, giving you the review and interview of the book: “Dear Bob” and interview of T.P. Keane.
The cover of “Dear Bob,” immediately gained my attention, the art work made me smile. Instantly I was in love with the little girl on the cover.
Then once I started reading, I fell in love with the most unique name ever, ‘Petunia Pottersfield.’ I loved it! I was smiling as I began reading, even my husband noticed.
Before I continue, are you wondering who Bob is? I bet you are. Well guess what? Bob is a diary. Petunia’s mother thought it would be best if she had one, to write her thoughts and feelings in. Her mother explained it was a diary, but Petunia said, what kind of person writes ‘Dear Diary?’ it’s like calling an insect just that and not giving it a proper name. Petunia would not have that, it just wasn’t right. Therefore her diary would be called Bob.
Petunia was eleven years old, and lived in Furrow Grove, with a fairy ring. She has this big bunch of hair, that when she goes out and about, no matter how many bobby pins she has holding her hair in place, she still manages to get some into her mouth.
When Petunia tries to use her magic, like to open curtains, she isn’t very good at it. Instead she sets them afire. She tried to fly once, and managed to break a wing. Petunia is known for being klutzy. Even her brother makes fun of her for this, he is older than she.
The cover of this book, is also designed by Miss Keane, and you can tell that she put her heart and soul into it. It is written like a child truly needing someone to vent to, who always forgets that the diary is there, but when she does, it is high time to write down what needs to be said- good or bad.
I truly enjoyed every moment of this book. I could remember my childhood, and how difficult it was fitting in, and dealing with the simple problems of being a child. I mean I realize that Petunia had different problems that were and are fairy related, but let’s face it, we have all had childhood issues! And this book, “Dear Bob” truly is a magnificent five star read, that everyone will enjoy!
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