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A sweet raccoon character stars in this endearing tale of unexpected friendship from the creator of the bestselling Skippyjon JonesDewey Bob Crockett is a durn cute raccoon who lives by himself in a house filled to the brim with the wonderful objects he collects. Buttons, wheels, furniture and bricabrac adorn his cozy quarters and keep him busy as he finds and fixes, turniA sweet raccoon character stars in this endearing tale of unexpected friendship from the creator of the bestselling Skippyjon JonesDewey Bob Crockett is a durn cute raccoon who lives by himself in a house filled to the brim with the wonderful objects he collects. Buttons, wheels, furniture and bricabrac adorn his cozy quarters and keep him busy as he finds and fixes, turning trash into treasures. But there’s something missing from Dewey’s collections—a friend! He tries gathering up some critters and bringing them home in his shopping cart, but that doesn’t work out so well. In the end, a friend does come Dewey’s way, and, with a little DIY help from this clever raccoon, returns again and again.Combining art and heart with storytelling genius and a lilting twang, Judy Schachner's tale of unexpected friendship will delight readers young and old. ...

Title : Dewey Bob
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ISBN : 23875686
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Dewey Bob Reviews

  • Jesse
    2018-09-28 09:55

    Freaking adorable with collaged illustration, fantastic dialect, and the world's cutest friendship!

  • Dylan Teut
    2018-09-19 10:51

    What makes a person rich or poor? Money? Stuff? Valuables? Everyone’s view of rich and poor is probably a little different. Sometimes even the poorest person in the neighborhood could say, “I don’t have all I want, but I certainly have all I need,” and feel richer than a man with a mansion.“Some people are so poor, all they have is money” is the gist of Judy Schachner’s latest treasure, Dewey Bob. Dewey is a raccoon with a little bit of a hoarding problem. The little guy collects everything- his favorite item being buttons. What’s unique about this little hoarder is that he also collects experiences. Dewey was born in the pocket of an old pair of pants. And when he got too big for his britches, his mama told him it was time to move on. Dewey finds a nice oak tree to call home and then he continues his collecting- all through the neighborhood and at the dump.Dewey seems to think he has everything- until he’s laying in bed and realizes that he was a little lonely. So, as any natural collector would do, he goes out to collect some friends- and he finds himself a cartful of everything from a pig to a duck to a turtle.Dewey’s new “friends” aren’t so certain about this, and they head for the hills. Dewey realizes that “finding friends was much easier than keeping friends.” I began to feel sorry for the poor little fella until we see that a mud ball has remained behind in the cart. Dewey brings him home, does some scrubbin’, and realizes a little kitten was hidden beneath all that mud. Dewey tucks mud ball into bed and notices mud ball’s sad face. Here we learn that mud ball didn’t escape with the other animals because he couldn’t. Dewey realizes the problem and sets off to work while mud ball rests. In the morning, Dewey has a special present for mud ball- something he made with his own stuff. Mud ball seems beyond grateful for what Dewey has done for him- but will it be enough to bring the two together as friends?Schachner seems to use everything but the kitchen sink in her illustrations- from acrylics, to gouache, to mixed media and colored pencil. It is so appropriate for what this book is trying to convey. The speech bubbles and little songs scattered throughout the book tie everything together and will give readers the giggles. In this short tale, Schachner has captured what it means to be a friend, and what it means to be rich. Themes and messages that can never been heard too many times by little ears. View the Dewey Bob trailer and learn a little bit more about Judy. Look for Dewey Bob on September 8, 2015. Go out and get yourself a copy. Get the tissues handy, especially if you listen to the accompanying CD of the book, narrated by Schachner herself. This is a book you’ll want to keep in your collection, as little ones will be begging to hear it time and time again. Judy has created a new unforgettable character, and you’ll be willing to make room in your heart to accommodate a place for Dewey. I know I have.

  • Danielle Mootz
    2018-10-05 07:50

    We checked out this story from the library and lucky for us it had the cd still. it was pretty awesome to get to sit back and hear and story for once!

  • Anika
    2018-09-28 15:40

    "There's only so much a heart can hold," said Dewey, opening up an old glass jar, "before it begins to overflow." This new picture book from Judy Schachner (Skippyjon Jones) is overflowing with heart, humor and charm. Dewey Bob Crockett is a raccoon who collects things: buttons, odds and ends, and friends. He moves out of "the family pants" where he was born, into a cozy oak tree, and sets about tidying, decorating and filling it with his prized buttons, the art he creates out of found and collected things, and eventually--a mud ball. (Spoiler Alert!) Dewey washes off Mudball and discovers a critter (kitten) whose hind legs aren't working very well. So Dewey builds Mudball a tiny roller chair out of buttons and odds and ends and looks on with dizzy pleasure as his little pal zips happily around the room. Schachner's acrylic, gouache, collage and mixed media illustrations infuse Dewey Bob with such sweetness and warmth. My daughters and I pored over the pages and all of Dewey's "odds and ends." But the real scene-stealer is Dewey himself: his lovable southern twang, bow ties, good nature and furry oversized raccoon head all make you want to give him a big squeeze. Dewey Bob will have a place of honor on our bookshelf, and many, many repeat readings.

  • Jess
    2018-10-18 15:41

    This sort of homespun story of a raccoon who gets sent off to live on his own because he's too big to live in the pants his family calls home. He takes his button collection and other various jars with him and likes to sing/narrative what's happening to him.So I think that tells you an awful lot about this. Not for me, I think. The story's kind of boring, kind of sad the more you think about it, kind of wish the story was mostly about his friendship with the kitten he builds the wheeled cart for. That wheeled cart was probably the best part, because of the button wheels. It was OK.

  • Steph
    2018-09-28 09:49

    It wasn't everything I wanted it to be, but the kitten... oh my. And the quote beside the title page is one of my favorites, so I had to buy this. :)"Some folks are so poor all they have is money." -Author Unknown

  • Kristen
    2018-10-06 09:55

    Very cute! Got embarrassingly emotional at ALA while I checked this out at the publisher's booth. 9/10, would almost start crying in front of Renee Ahdieh again.

  • Karen Abbott
    2018-09-20 13:57

    It's time for Dewey Bob to leave his family and the pants pocket where he was born. He finds a cozy new place to live and decorates his new home with treasures found at the local dump. He knows what he wants to do next, he wants to collect some friends! He discovers that it is easier to find friends than to keep them. Soon all of the critters have escaped except one little mud ball. He offers the mud ball some food, but no sound or movement comes from the little thing. What if it really is just a mud ball? The clean raccoon gives it a good scrub and discovers a little kitten with damaged hind legs. Dewey wraps up the kitty and tucks him in bed. Working through the night he makes a pair of wheels that his new friend can use to roll around. The kitten is thrilled. The animals who rejected Dewey are impressed. Dewey knows that if he loves Mudball, he must set him free to roll the world on his own. But Mudball rolls right back to his friend!This is a very touching story about helping another being and the compassion evoking message is much needed in the world. Dewey is pretty clueless about somethings, but not about love and friendship. He has a great deal of knowledge to share in this area. The illustrations are cute and colorful and sweet. The pages are a bit text heavy for very young children, but would be good for children who are learning to sound out words. The pages are quite busy which makes some pages difficult and intimidating to read, but the message and ending make it very worth the effort. The detail is worth a second read, and reread to find appreciate all that has been put into each page.

  • Samantha
    2018-10-15 16:00

    I liked the story well enough, but I was thrown by how Melissa Sweet-y the illustrations were. I'm going to have to go back and look to see if this is new for Schachner, or something she tried for the book. Just threw me out of the book every time I noticed that the handwriting looked the same.

  • Jodee
    2018-10-19 12:48

    Love the voice that this is written in. Just a funny little raccoon collecting all his things whenever he can.

  • Christine D
    2018-10-20 07:43

    super sweet but just a little sad

  • Kasey Fernandez
    2018-09-22 15:01

    Four stars only because I am tired of reading this story over and over again. My 5-year-old loves it because of the cute kitty!

  • Lauren
    2018-09-27 11:09

    A rare favorite for all three of us. I could read this one multiple times a day...and did.

  • Brian Bowes
    2018-09-30 10:02

    I love this book! Judy Schachner reels you in with an adorably quirky Racoon, then hand delivers a bouquet of love right to your heart. *Best when read in a Tennessee accent.

  • Celeste_pewter
    2018-10-08 10:08

    I love picture books that explore different perspectives and the broadening of one's world view, and that's exactly what you get with the delightful Dewey Bob. Judy Schachner introduces us to Dewey Bob, a young racoon who has outgrown his family pants. He sets out on his own, moving into an old oak tree and collecting objects and random bric-a-brac along the way. However, Dewey Bob soon realizes that while the experience of collecting objects is lovely, he would love to have a friend as well...Schachner's story is a melodic tale, full of whimsical rhyming sentences that sounds like singing when read out loud. Those melodic sentences are made even better by the wonderful themes of the story; Dewey Bob's journey is both an adventure story for a young raccoon setting to find his way out in the world, but also a tale about getting to know yourself.Schachner shows that even though Dewey Bob is continuing to enjoy collecting and cleaning the items that he's found, just having physical objects isn't enough. He also feels lonely and would like a friend. It's a subtle reminder that it's okay to explore new interests, including new friends. And while Dewey Boby's attempts to get friendship have unexpected results, he eventually does make a friend that reinforces the idea that some of the best friendships are built on people who genuinely understand each other's quirks, and love without agenda. Schachner's story is accentuated by her colorful drawings. As another reviewer pointed out, Schachner utilizes a variety of art materials for each picture, which not only matches the theme of the story, but helps each page vibrate with energy and joy. Bottom line: This is a great book about learning what you want for yourself, and how to be a good friend.

  • Juliana Lee
    2018-10-03 08:02

    Dewey Bob is a little raccoon who was born in a pair of pants. When he got too big for his britches, his mama sent him and his many collections on his way. He almost moved into another pair of pants until he found the perfect tree. All he had to do was clean it up a bit. Dewey Bob had many collections but his favorite was his button collection. Every time he found something new to add to one of his collections he washed up clean and shiny like a good raccoon would, and add it to one of his jars. Dewey Bob had lots of collections, but the one thing he was missing was a friend. So he went out one morning and started collecting friends. But none of the animals he collected stayed. Only one didn’t run away, Dewey Bob called him Mudball because he was so dirty. After Dewey Bob cleaned him up, he saw why he hadn’t run away… he couldn’t. So Dewey Bob used two big buttons and made Mudball a walking cart. Now Dewey Bob has the one thing he really needed, a friend.

  • Katie Luckraft
    2018-10-16 15:05

    Dewey Bob Crockett is delightful little raccoon who strikes out on his own to find a place to live, taking his substantial collection of buttons, odds and ends, and experiences with him. However, Dewey Bob soon realizes that what’s even harder than finding a home, is acquiring a friend to share it with. The first page of this book had me hooked! The pictures are gorgeous, the characters are lovable, and the story line will undoubtedly pull at heartstrings. I can see this beautiful work of fiction being used in primary and intermediate classrooms for a multitude of reasons. For older children, this book could be used to start a discussion about people with physical challenges, or people who are different. Students could also practice reading rate, as well as expression. Younger students could be asked to synthesize (maybe talking about the process of developing and maintaining friendships), identify theme, draw conclusions, and discuss rhyming words.

  • Traci Bold
    2018-10-11 08:46

    Dewey Bob is an endearing character created by Judy Schachner. Dewey has to leave home too soon and find his own way in the world. This menas no more living with his mama in the pair of pants where he was born. His mother gives him one button though as a keepsake and off he goes.Since Dewey is pretty thrifty, he makes use of whatever he finds, collecting things as he goes and eventually he finds the perfect place to live. But it is dirty and dingy. Dewey Bob though knows how to get clean and stay clean. All is hunky dory until Dewey finds himself lonely and decides to collect friends as well. Every one of them except for mudball gets away from him. Maybe mudball is the only friend he needs so he takes mudball home and discovers what is beneath all that dirt and mud. A surprise!!!! What comes next will melt your heart so check this wonderful picture book out. Published by Dial Books for Young Readers. #diversity

  • Lauren
    2018-10-15 14:08

    A quirky story about an OCD raccoon that likes to collect things (possible hoarder?) He is more engaged with things and can't figure out how to make - and keep - friends. Dewey finally makes a friend when he finds a dirty little kitten, a kitten unable to run away from Dewey like all the others. Dewey takes the starving, barely breathing kitten home, and takes care of him. Dewey quickly figures out that Mudball is paralyzed in the back legs. That night Dewey uses materials from his collections to make wheels for Mudball who loves them. This story doesn't seem like it is going anywhere until the end. It is worth reading or sharing with students that might have trouble making friends, may be on the spectrum, have some OCD tendencies as well as teaching compassion for those that are different from us.

  • Kellee
    2018-10-09 10:43

    Full review and teacher tools at: is a little different than the other raccoons, so he finds himself in a beautiful home with a lot of things but no friends or family. Although Dewey is a bit untraditional, he finds himself a friend who will warm your heart!Judy Schachner has a way with story telling. She brings her character’s voice to life, this time with a little bit of twang and rhyming. By being able to hear the character’s voice, the book is more engaging because you connect with the character more. Additionally, her illustrations in Dewey Bob are brilliant. They are a mixture of her what I believe is pencil and watercolor illustrations with found object collage. It is perfect for Dewey’s story.

  • Stacy
    2018-10-14 09:46

    My kids think this book is fun so I'll get it again for them.

  • Diane
    2018-09-22 09:53

    Friends aren't things to be collected ... friends are "livin', breathin' critters[s] who deserved to experience the world in all its splendor. And Dewey knew it. So first he opened his heart ... and then he opened the front door."Dewey is a collector of buttons, shiny things and life experiences. So when he goes off on his own for the first time and gets lonely, he tries to "collect" them as well, forcing them into a showing cart. Only one stays: a small kitten too injured to run away.

  • Lynn
    2018-10-03 15:53

    An unusual but original story with an inviting intro and a bit of a surprise ending shows that those with friends are rich indeed. As I read I couldn't help but think of homeless people pushing shopping carts around, collecting their treasures. I wonder if this was the author's intent?Full color mixed media illustrations give the reader much to linger over, but they remind me of Melissa Sweet's work.This edition included an audio CD with the author reading the story. It included the speech bubbles but not the quote opposite the title page: "Some folks are so poor they have no money"

  • GalindoLibrarian
    2018-10-01 09:48

    Well, I didn't love it as many other reviewers did. I found her text jumbled and busy. The story is cute in general but unclear in parts. Maybe I'm just over the folksy talk "folks" and "li'l rascal"s and "grandpappy"s. But I am sure I will give it a try as a read-aloud and I can totally see using it to inspire maker activities or imaginative invention ideas and making from recycled materials. Dewey Bob's efforts to use his maker skills to help the little kitten was the best part of the story, of course.

  • Judy Kulluson
    2018-10-09 15:52

    My students loved this sweet book. When Dewey Bob met up with Mudball, the story really got their attention. I played Judy Schachner's audio while showing the book for our students in grades K-3 and it was a great success. I showed the older students the book trailer prior to reading the book and that really grabbed their attention. They knew where the story came from and then loved the message. I originally thought Gr. 3 students would be too old but I was wrong. I think they enjoyed the story the most!

  • Jillian
    2018-10-17 13:58

    A sweet little tale that never gets *too* treacly (though it does come close). Covers several important bases - cleanliness is important (:-p), having an awesome places is cool but socialization is important, you can't collect people, declaring someone your friend and kidnapping them doesn't work, etc.I also liked Dewey Bob's speech patterns. It brought the story from a morality tale down to a folksy story.

  • Melanie
    2018-10-17 07:57

    This is a story about a raccoon who collects all sorts of things, but then decides that things are no good if you don't have anyone to share them with. He decides to collect friends forcibly, but then realizes that in order to have a friend, you need to be a friend. Adorable book. The hill-billy kind of narration got a little annoying, but a raccoon with a kitten friend is cute enough to overcome that annoyance.

  • Joanna Marple
    2018-10-05 14:51

    I would give this 6 stars if I could. I listened to the accompanying CD of the author telling the story. Full review to come soon on the blog. But this lengthy story is packed with heart and depth and a full realized main character, Dewey Bob. This should become a winning read-aloud in libraries, classrooms and homes.

  • Brittany
    2018-10-10 08:09

    "Although we had no moneyI was rich as I could be" - Dolly Parton; Coat of Many ColorsI feel this quote sums up the purpose of this story. Richness comes not from having stores of money, but from relationships and things that we assign importance to. And Dewey Bob truly has an optimism that everyone can learn from!

  • Andrea
    2018-10-01 11:10

    Dewey Bob is a very resourceful racoon, he collects all kinds of trinkets and when he realizes that he needs friends, he discovers that friendship is more than having others around...I recommend this book for students ages 5 and up. This is a great book to get students thinking about how helping others can be the best gift!