In this second of the Bobs and Tweets series, Lou Tweet and Dean Bob are friends and neighbors who attend Bonefish Street School together. As we read, we learn that their families are complete opposites in nature. The Tweets are all neat freaks, while the Bobs are mellow...well, slobs. And the funny thing is that Lou is very loud and messy unlike her family, and Dean is very quiet and neat unlike the rest of the Bobs. (It makes you wonder if the two kids were swapped at the hospital when they were born.) Their characters also have pets with similar outlooks; Lou's cat is outgoing and adventurous, but Dean's dog is shy and doesn't like messes. When their teacher declares a pet talent show, both families offer to help in their own unique ways. Lou and Dean choose to do things on their own, but when disaster strikes on the way to the show, the families have to cooperate despite their differences. Can such opposites really get along well enough to make it to the show on time?
Obviously this was written with youngsters in mind. The full color illustrations and zany antics will capture the attention of avid and reluctant readers alike. I found the rhyming text a bit much, but it is probably more appealing to the intended audience. Overall it is a good book for those who are transitioning into chapter books but still enjoy the visual interest and support of a heavily illustrated text. Recommended for readers who like school and family stories with plenty of humor.
I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway.