Book Description

Cat teaches Zip to knit, and Zip learns faster isn’t always better; with bold pictures and simple text for new readers.

When Zip the robot sees Cat knitting, he wants to knit a scarf, too. But Zip soon finds knitting very boring, and even using his turbo boost doesn’t help him knit faster! This book is perfect for beginner preschool and kindergarten readers with bold, simple illustrations, appealing characters, and easy-to-read text with new words to expand young readers’ vocabulary. Printed as a board book, the story is nicely designed for children and readers of all ages.

  • Full-colour board book starring Zip, the self-confident robot who is sure he’ll be able to knit faster than his friend – once he learns how.
  • A simple message about patience and hard work.
    • With bold, simple illustrations and short, easy-to-understand sentences, this is part of the “Zip the Robot” series of books, aimed at encouraging a love of literacy in emergent readers.

Rebecca Purcell is a children’s book author and illustrator from Portland, United States. She studied Art History in college before launching her career as an artist. Prints of her cute illustrations can be found in nurseries and playrooms around the world. Rebecca likes drawing with pencils, hiking through alpine meadows, and drinking large quantities of tea. She has written and illustrated several series of children’s board books. Rebecca’s book, Zip the World’s Greatest Robot, was included as a Best of 2020 Board Book/Picture Book from Kirkus Reviews. She lives in an old brick house with her husband, two sons, a stubborn dog, and a nearly perfect cat.

Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels

Guided Reading Level: H

Grade Level Equivalent: 1

Educational Descriptions

Board book, Zip the Robot series, Story elements: setting, plot and character development; Zip the Robot and Cat, strong illustration support, ask and answer questions, speech bubbles, dialogue, sight word vocabulary. Comprehension strategies: re-tell story, identify sequence of events, cause and effect relationships and problem and solution. Themes: Robots, friendship, patience, practice makes perfect.

Interest Age: 2 to 5 years

Reading Age: 6 to 7 years

RRP: GBP £6.99 / USD $7.95

Format: Board Book

Page Count: 20 pages

ISBN: 978-1-80036-005-1

Book Details
Rebecca Purcell
Rebecca Purcell
Board Book
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 20 pages
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