Perfect for high-energy story times, this cumulative tale is a madcap mash-up featuring robots, shapes in motley amalgamation, and . . . pie! 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.Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon
Published by Candlewick Press on 2012
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I was introduced to this book by my daughter who saw it on the shelf of one of our locally owned book stores. It turns out the author of the book, Annette Simon, lives in our town and was in the book store! She is a lovely lady and signed a copy of her book for my kids. My daughter tells me she and the kids in her class love this book. I think your students will have a fun time learning about shapes and colors with this tale of two robots who are trying to outdo each other. The robots get into a bit of a competition to see who comes up with the best costumes. A large variety of shapes are mixed and rearranged as the 2 robots compete to come up with the best disguise. I think this book would be great for teaching younger kids about different shapes and colors. From picture to picture the kids could talk about the changes they see and what shapes the robots used to come up with their different costumes. At the end of the book, the shapes are shown and labeled individually and there is an explanation of how the shapes were used in the different costumes. Overall this is a fun book that kids will enjoy, especially around Halloween! Let me know what your students/kids think of this book.