Monday, June 12, 2017

A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce

Joyce, William A Day with Wilbur Robinson, PICTURE BOOK Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017 (originally published in 1990). $17.99. Content: G.  

The Robinson household is very unique.  Wilbur Robinson’s best friend has come for a visit, and they spend the day searching for Grandpa’s teeth among dinosaurs, robots, giant worms, dancing frogs and Wilbur’s extremely eccentric family members.  

This picture book was the basis for the “Meet the Robinson’s movie (2007).  The illustrations are brilliant and artistic, the story is relatively plotless (looking for grandpa’s teeth) but the large illustrations - reminiscent of the illustrations from the 1920s- 1930’s makes this as visually pleasing for adults as fun for the children. Adventure, daredevils, inventors, and time travel make this a great introduction to Science Fiction.  

EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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