Book Description

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

Zip is building the world’s greatest spaceship, and Cat is eager to help. But when it is finished, the spaceship won’t launch. This amusing beginner reader book, with bold, bright illustrations and simple text will show the readers the importance of creative problem-solving.

  • Bold illustrations with colorful characters.
  • Simple text with short sentences, enabling new readers to enjoy reading and develop their vocabulary.
  • A funny story about creative problem-solving that will delight 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

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: USD $7.95 / GBP £6.99 / AUD $$9.99

Format: Board Book

Page Count: 24 pages

ISBN: 978-1-80036-017-4

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Book Details
Rebecca Purcell
Rebecca Purcell
Board Book
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 24 pages
Release Date:
August 2021
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