• Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

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.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2016-03-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV056000, JUV000000, JUV051000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 10.5
Lexile 360
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Booklist Online

“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

Publishers Weekly

“[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

Kirkus Reviews

“An imaginative and visual pleasure as well as confirmation that spaceships don’t beep and blink but sound like spring cleaning.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author, 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.