Friday, July 8, 2016

RAYBOT by Adam F. Watkins / Book Review

Written and Illustrated by: Adam F. Watkins
Published by: Dial Books
Released on: March 22nd, 2016
Ages: 4 & up
Purchase from: Amazon 
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Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher, in exchange for my honest review

When an inquisitive robot named Raybot begins to explore Earth, he knows he is supposed to find the thing that goes "bark." But try as he might, all he can find are things that go "roar" and "oink" and "moo." Still, Raybot keeps searching, and on the way, he discovers that Earth is full of interesting, friendly creatures. Children will relate to Raybot's wonder as he discovers new sounds and animals in the world, and adults will appreciate the detail and beauty in the hand-painted illustrations.

A fantastic story about friendship. 

Raybot is lonely and on a quest to find a best friend. Thanks to a ripped ad he found, he knows that the best friend he's looking for, barks. What he doesn't know, is that he's looking for a puppy. Raybot sets off looking for a barking best friend. His travels take him all over the world, where he meets a variety of different animals. All of them make a noise, just not the one he's looking for. Just when he thinks he won't find that perfect friend, he does, and it's not who you think it is. 

What a cute story! We loved seeing all the places Raybot travels to, and all the animals he meets. This book makes the perfect story time book, because the reader has a lot of animal noises to makes (haha). With it's cute message, and adorable illustrations, this is one picture book I'd recommend picking up!

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~