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Schneider, Josh

Ultrabot's First Playdate

(2) K-3 Young listeners and readers may identify more with playdate first-timer Ultrabot than with its child playmate--neighbor Becky Tingle, who's seemingly unfazed by visiting a professor's barn-sized robot. Playdate veteran Becky models positive social behavior, putting shy, unsure host Ultrabot at ease. What Schneider's understated text doesn't say, his intriguing, meticulous, and detail-rich mixed-media illustrations fill in. Storytime audiences will want to revisit the illustrations for their comical juxtapositions.


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