Zip and Cat build a spaceship, but it won’t launch. With bold illustrations and simple text for early readers.
Part of the Zip the Robot series of full-colour board books, this is the story of an overconfident robot who wants to build the world’s greatest spaceship. His good friend Cat is eager to help. But when finished, the spaceship won’t launch. This amusing emergent reader book about a robot who finds out how much he has to learn has bold, bright illustrations and simple text, showing readers the importance of creative problem-solving. This book 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 that it is possible to be wrong and still be a favourite friend. For preschool and kindergarten readers
- Simple dialogue with short sentences and large sans-serif text enables 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 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
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: 24 pages
JUVENILE FICTION / Robots
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
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