I'm back with another fabulous picture book to add to the lovely SusannaLeonard Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday project. And considering the extremely cold weather in my part of the world today (and the fact that my kids have a snow day off of school today!), I think I picked a good/appropriate one for this particular week!
Author: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrator: David Barneda
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010
Age Range: 5-8 years
Theme/Topics: Snow, Robots, rhyme
"In sleep mode,
in houses throughout Clackentown
the citizens are unaware
of silver snowflakes in the air."
Synopsis: How do the robot children of Clackentown spend snow days? They have
supersonic snowball fights, make robot angels with wing nuts moving up
and down, take hot oil baths to thaw out the joints, and receive eskimo
kisses on metal noses at bedtime.
Author Aaron Reynolds and
illustrator David Barneda team up to tell a hilarious story about two
favorite subjects—robots and snow days!
Resources: There are several websites with ideas for keeping your kids occupied during snow days. Here is one. Another one is here. And another here.
Why I LOVE it: Snow and robots- IS there a better combination? Add in some lovely rhymes and beautiful language (with super-fun, clever word play as related to these metal children), and, at least in my book, you've got a winner. I'm not sure I realized how delightful and sweet a book about robots could be. Funny, too :)
Hope you'll give this book a look - and check out the OTHER perfect picture books for today at Susanna's blog - and Susanna's ever-growing list of wonderful picture books.
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1