Beep and Bah

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Beep is a robot who hungers for adventure. Bah is a goat who wants to stay out of trouble. When Bah discovers a single sock, Beep knows there’s only one thing to do: find its match! Together, Beep and Bah begin a winding journey that takes them up high hills and into the deep ocean. On the way, they‘ll meet monkeys, whales, and angry bears—but will they find the missing sock?

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV019000, JUV001000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 490
ATOS Reading Level 1.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 149614
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Book Report

BEEP AND BAH is 32 pages long, ideal as a short read for kids. It manages to pack a lot of humor into those pages, giving multiple laugh-out-loud moments… [T]his is a good book for teachers, parents and librarians to look into for kids, because its upbeat humor makes it very readable.” —The Book Report

The New York Times Book Review

“Beep, who resembles a truncated, malfunctioning pogo stick, and Bah, a somewhat querulous creature with a perpetually concerned expression on his face, try to track down the sock’s rightful owner, traveling from one animal to the next, with lots of slapstick and tween-friendly humor along the way.” —The New York Times

School Library Journal

“The story is awash in fanciful colors, quirky backdrops, kid humor (Nickelodeon style), wonderful expressions, and plenty of action. Sure to have kids clamoring for more.” —School Library Journal

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Burks’ digitally created illustrations are appealingly cartoonish, with exaggeratedly angular animals and bright, candy colors (a few landscapes call Dr. Seuss to mind)…. This will be a perfect fit for kids drawn to graphic novels but not quite ready for a full-length one, and youngsters who enjoy cartooning or simply relish a fast and funny read will also find Bah and Beep worthy companions.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Publishers Weekly

“Beep’s relentless belief in his own heroism (which makes his indefatigable running commentary great fun to read aloud), combined with the comics-style framings and geeky-goofy supporting cast, should keep this story in heavy rotation.” —Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“It’s a ride is rich enough in slapstick, comical mishaps, jokes and general silliness to make anyone want to invite themselves along.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author, Illustrator: James Burks

For the last fifteen years, James Burks has worked as an artist in the animation industry for various studios including Disney, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon. Projects he's worked on include the Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Home on the Range, Space Jam, The Iron Giant and the television shows Wow Wow Wubbzy, Ni-hao Kai-lan, The Dinosaur Train, and most recently on Fan Boy and Chum Chum. About three years ago, James started writing and illustrating his own books. His first graphic novel for kids, Gabby and Gator, published by Yen Press, was a Junior Library Guild selection. James is currently hard at work on some other great books that will be out in the next couple of years.