Book Description

Zip and Cat build a spaceship, but it won’t launch. With bold illustrations and simple text for beginning readers.

Part of the Zip the Robot series of full-colour board books, this is the story of an overconfident robot who is wants to build the world’s greatest spaceship. His good friend Cat is eager to help. But when it is finished, the spaceship won’t launch. This amusing beginner reader book about a robot who finds out how much he has to learn has bold, bright illustrations and simple text and shows readers the importance of creative problem-solving. It introduces young readers to a range of vocabulary, simple dialogue, and onomatopoeia.

  • A funny story about creative problem-solving that will delight readers and shows it’s ok to be wrong and still be a favorite friend for preschool and kindergarten readers.
  • Simple dialogue with short sentences and large sand serif text enable new readers to enjoy reading and develop their vocabulary.
  • 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: F

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, dialogue, sight word vocabulary. Comprehension strategies: re-tell story, identify sequence of events, cause and effect relationships and problem and solution. Themes: friendship, innovation, robots.

Interest Age: 2 to 5 years

Reading Age: 6 to 7 years

RRP: GBP £6.99 / USD $7.95

Format: Board Book

Page Count: 22 pages

ISBN: 978-1-80036-017-4

JUVENILE FICTION / Robots
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Book Details
Author:
Rebecca Purcell
Illustrator:
Rebecca Purcell
Format:
Board Book
Size:
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 22 pages
Categories:
Release Date:
August 2021
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