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Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon
Published by Candlewick Press
Pages: 40
Ages: 4-8
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Publishers Summary:

Squares, rectangles, ovals, triangles, and other colorful shapes are sorted and arranged into – two robots! But why stop there? Shape by shape, costume by costume, Robot and Robot play a game of oneupmanship that zips, zooms, and whirrs from friendly to hilariously out of control in nanoseconds. Robot Zombie? How about Robot Zombie Frankenstein? Can you handle Robot Zombie Frankenstein Pirate? What could be next? Where will it all stop? When the race makes a surprise (and delicious) turn, Robot and Robot are happy to be plain old robots – and buddies – once
again.

Perfect for high-energy story times, this cumulative tale is a madcap mash-up featuring robots, shapes in motley amalgamation, and . . . pie!

Turkeybird Cracks Up: Affirmative! I’m a robot! No, I’m a zombie! No wait, I’m a pirate! With pie! Argh!!!

This is such a cool book! Littlebug is super silly when we read this because she’s always saying “Argh!” way too early. Most of the time we pretend to be the robots and mom gets a little upset because we try to jump on the couch and walk all over it. But this is so much fun! My favorite is the zombie, but Littlebug loves the pirate. We like to read about the robots because they’re friends who play dress up and play together all the time!

Mom’s Two Cents: Shapes, colors, size. Imagination, creativity, friendship. Within the pages of Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon each of these wonderful aspects are explored in a simple straight forward way that kiddos can’t help but love. In an effort to “one-up” the other each of the two robots battle back and forth with varying costumes. Eventually the fun comes to the end with the only thing better…pie!

When we initially received Robot Zombie Frankenstein! and I had the opportunity to leaf through it’s pages I found it was a book I was going to need to warm up to a bit. Funny thing about that though is that kiddos have an infectious way of sharing the brilliance of a delightful picture book that has you just as in love with it as they are. In fact they loved it so much that for a period of about two weeks it was the only book we read for bedtime. All that being said, I really did enjoy the layout and the teaching aspects of imagination and friendship, in fact it reminded me a bit of Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier. Each page is filled with shapes of all sizes and forms much like Frazier’s books are. On the front and back covers are the shapes that fill the book and the way each shape is incorporated help teach valuable lessons to kiddos about creativity.

Our family has thoroughly enjoyed our time with this delightful pair of robot friends. Each page features shapes, costumes, imagination and silly characters that kiddos relate to and learn from. From zombies, Frankenstein, superheros, astronauts and pirates there is certainly a character that will capture a child’s attention. Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon is a whimsical story about friendship and imagination that will have kiddos jumping on the couch with excitement!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 3 to 7. Basics that any child and their parents will love and enjoy like imagination, friendship and creativity fill the pages of this delightfully robot-ish picture book. Perfect for robot fans and those looking for inspiration for hours of pretend-play.

Find Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon at the following spots:
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4 Responses to Book Review: Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon

  1. Gina says:

    Hmm…I’m afraid I’d have to warm up to this onee as well. So many things that robot is all at once….talk about full permission to me confused! LOL. Another great find….so glad the kiddos enjoyed it.

    • It’s such a good book, truly! What makes it fun is watching the kiddos love it so much. It’s a bit like how Press Here was for me, at first I wasn’t the biggest fan, but after I saw their reaction it changed everything. I love that!

  2. Thanks for the kind words!

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