Book Description

Cat asks Zip to hold his cake, but Zip eats it and is sorry. With bold illustrations and simple text for beginning readers.

In this story in the Zip the Robot series of full-colour board books about an overconfident robot, Zip’s friend Cat has a cake, and it looks yummy! But when Cat asks Zip to hold his cake, Zip finds the temptation to taste it too powerful. Zip realizes he has made a mistake and must say sorry. Zip may have a lot to learn but his friends Cat and Bird love him anyway. This amusing beginner reader book, with bold, bright illustrations and simple text will show the readers the importance of honesty and forgiveness. It introduces young readers to simple vocabulary and dialogue.

  • Simple text with short sentences, simple dialogue, and sans serif text enables new readers to enjoy reading and develop their vocabulary.
  • A funny story about honesty and forgiveness shows it’s ok to be wrong and still be a favorite friend for preschool and kindergarten readers.
  • 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: G

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, temptation, we all make mistakes, truth vs lying.

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: 978-1-80036-013-6

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Book Details
Rebecca Purcell
Rebecca Purcell
Board Book
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 22 pages
Release Date:
August 2021
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