Book Description

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

When Zip tries to prove he is the world’s greatest robot, things don’t go exactly as planned. Despite his imperfections, he finds that he is his friend’s favourite robot. This book is perfect for emergent preschool and kindergarten readers with bold, simple illustrations, appealing characters, and easy-to-read text with new words to expand a young readers vocabulary.

  • Bold illustrations with colourful characters.
  • Simple text with short sentences, enabling new readers to enjoy reading and develop their vocabulary.
  • A funny story that will delight readers.

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

“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 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: 24 pages

ISBN: 978-1-80036-001-3

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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