Thanks to a fellow blogger I received a box of children’s books from Penguin and will be sharing them with you this summer. When the box arrived Sophia’s eyes lit up. She loves opening packages and squealed when she saw what was inside. In the box where three books, and today we are sharing Raybot by Adam F. Watkins. This was the book Sophia demanded to read first. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! You will want to pick up Raybot for the little ones in your life 🙂
by Adam F. Watkins
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When an inquisitive robot named Raybot begins to explore Earth, he knows he is supposed to find the thing that goes "bark." But try as he might, all he can find are things that go "roar" and "oink" and "moo." Still, Raybot keeps searching, and on the way, he discovers that Earth is full of interesting, friendly creatures. Children will relate to Raybot's wonder as he discovers new sounds and animals in the world, and adults will appreciate the detail and beauty in the hand-painted illustrations.
Raybot by Adam F. Watkins is an oversized hardcover that shares the story of Raybot a young robot who lives at the junkyard. The theme is “every robot needs a friend” and the message in this beautifully illustrated story is “friends come in all different shapes and sizes.” The story is simplistic and follows Raybot as he searches for a puppy. He travels the globe meeting all sorts of animals whom he barks at asking ,”Are you a puppy?” The animals respond with oinks and roars and all sorts of animal sounds. Sophia laughed and oohed as we turned the pages. The text is clear and simplistic making this a lovely earlier reader story. It also held Sophia’s attention and we took the time to name all the animals we met. I loved the overall message and while it was lost on Sophia it won’t be long before she gets it. For now the ritual of looking at the pictures is preparing her for reading. After we finished, she picked the book up and turned the pages mimic reading and pointing at the many animals. I melted when she kissed Raybot.
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