Sam loves robots. He is certain they live in outer space among the stars. His family laughs at him, and no one seems to understand. No one except for Franky, that is.
A story of a friendship between a boy and his robot, Franky is a treat for robot lovers about opening your eyes to the unbelievable.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Number of Pages||40|
“With whimsical, humorous, and sweet touches, this will easily capture kids’ fancies. Vivid, slick, animated illustrations have retro flair, incorporating both cartoonish and intricate, scrutiny-inviting details. . . . Blending a fantastic premise with a familiar tale of friendship, this entertaining story highlights the joys of imaginative play and companionship.”—Booklist Online
“[A] tender, funny friendship story . . .”—Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
“Smart use of white space, along with well-balanced placement of text and illustrations, offers a fun, robot-filled friendship tale. . . . This well-crafted picture book will appeal to all young inventors who just want to believe in the impossible.”—School Library Journal
“An imaginative and visual pleasure as well as confirmation that spaceships don’t beep and blink but sound like spring cleaning.”—Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Leo Timmers
Leo Timmers is one of Belgium's preeminent picture book authors, with a large and loyal following. Trained in graphic design, he illustrates magazines as well as picture books. He lives in Brussels with his wife and daughters.