Friday, May 27, 2016

Recommended Picture Book: Trainbots by Miranda Paul

Title: Trainbots

Author: Miranda Paul

Illustrator: Shane McG

Publisher: Little Bee Books, June 7, 2016 (pre-release review)

Topic: trains, robots, superheros

Age: 4-8

Opening: Trainbots drawing, sawing, building.

Summary: Trainbots have a ton of work to do in order to get their cargo to its destination. Little do they know, badbots are scheming to stop the delivery. These trainbots will have to use creativity and teamwork to outsmart the badbots and save the day.

Resources: (coming soon)

Why I like this book:
Author Miranda Paul takes three popular children’s themes, robots, trains and superheroes, and fuses them to create a fun, silly, fast-paced story for children ages 4-6. As a teacher, I appreciate the use of rhyming language and advance vocabulary introduced in Trainbots. From planning, drafting, to engineering, and locomotive parts, children will enjoy this fun, less structured book during lessons on trains. It is definitely a 'bot-tastic book to read-aloud over and over again! 

The illustrations are simple and entertaining. I can see children enjoying looking for hidden badbots on each page.

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