June 23, 2014

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 1:00 am by suebe2

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover
by Cece Bell
Candlewick Press

Rabbit can’t wait for his best friend Robot to show up.   He already has a whole list of sleepover activities planned, starting with Make pizza and ending with Go to bed.  

The problems start when they try to make pizza. Robot doesn’t like carrots on his pizza.  He likes nuts and bolts.  When he helps himself to the nuts and bolts in Rabbit’s table and chairs, Rabbit has a meltdown when the furniture falls apart.  Where are they going to eat their pizza?  Fortunately, Robot has a solution.

From a missing remote to Robot’s dead batteries, the problems continue but, as in any friendship, the solutions come from both Rabbit and Robot.  Each of them helps the other out.

Early readers like this one are essential for many new readers.  With large text and not too many words per page, they are a quick read and help young readers build not only skills but confidence.

This one has the added benefit of being all about friendship — each friend wants his way but they have to work their way to an acceptable compromise.  This dance will look familiar to any parent whose child is learning to be a good friend.  Whether your child is a little uptight and a bit of a control freak, like Rabbit, or someone who marches to his own drummer and is logical too a fault, like Robot, he will find a character to identify with in this book.

Help your young reader learn not only about friendship but also basic reading skills with this fast paced book.  Broken into four chapters, a less confident reader can read them one at a time while a more confident reader can easily finish the book in one sitting.

Whether your young reader is an animal lover or a robot fan, check this out today.

–SueBE

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