Book Description

Zip, the World’s Greatest Robot earned a Kirkus Star!

Selected in Kirkus’ Best Books of 2020 Picture Books category.

Zip discovers he may not be the world’s greatest robot, with bold, bright illustrations and simple text for new readers.

When Zip tries to prove he is the world’s greatest robot, things don’t go exactly as planned. Despite his imperfection, he finds he is his friend’s favorite robot. 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 a funny, overconfident robot who learns, despite his perfection, how much he has to learn with the help of his friends, Cat.
  • Bold illustrations with colourful characters, large sans-serif text.
  • With colourful, 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.
  • A fun story on how it’s ok to be wrong and still be a favorite friend for preschool and kindergarten readers.

“Plain, sky-blue backgrounds and green grass underfoot keep the focus on the compassionate kitten and the robot, which resembles a grinning Shop-Vac wearing a rabbit-ear antenna. Proof that being loved is better than being the greatest. ” —Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)

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: I

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, compare and contrast books in a series, identify sequence of events, cause and effect relationships and problem and solution. Themes: Robots, friendship, vanity, we can agree to disagree.

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: 978-1-80036-001-3

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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