Friday, February 15, 2013

Review: Snorkeling with Sea-Bots by Amy Lemke


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

Kolten discovers a robot named Rip on the ocean floor. Rip shows Kolten how robots control the movement of the ocean from their home, Sea City.
From the Comics Land series. For ages 5-7. Comics Land welcome young readers into a world of funny and quirky adventures told in popular comic style. These stories feature easy-to-read text, likeable characters and awesome art.
* Comics for young readers
* Includes a "how to draw" section at the back of each book
* A special game allows readers to go back into the story and search for hidden objects
About the Author:
Amy J. Lemke is an Early Childhood Special Education teacher in Cambridge, MN. She lives in  Hugo, MN, with her husband Donnie, her puppy Paulie and her cat Dylan. Amy enjoys going for bike rides, camping, traveling, and taking pictures.
About the Illustrator:
Jess Bradley has been drawing since she could hold a pencil and now puts that skill to good use by drawing books for children. She also draws a lot of other stuff, loves to read, plays video games whenever she gets the chance and watches a LOT of movies. She's still a big kid at hear and won't hesitate to tell people all about her favorite childhood cartoon shows and video games, whether they want to hear about it or not.

MY TAKE:
If you're looking for a children's book that looks like a comic book, you might want to try this one.

In Snorkeling with Sea-Bots, Kolten goes snorkeling only to find himself in a strange world filled with sea-bots.

The storyline itself is pretty simple. It's really just about a young boy that makes a new friend. The thing I liked most about this book, though, is how they imagined the world of the Sea-Bots. The book was able to give the Sea-Bots functions that relate to what happens under the sea and to it. It's not scientifically accurate, but I think that kids will like it anyway.

I also liked the activities at the end of the book. It gives the book a little extra something and helps make this a better book.

Thanks to NetGalley and Stone Arch Books for the e-ARC.

THE GOOD:

  1. The Sea-Bots world and jobs are pretty creative.
  2. The storylike is simple but cute.
  3. The format works well with the plot.

THE BAD:

  1. The story seems a little short.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Every Sea-Bot has an important job.
READ IT IF:

  1. Your child likes comic books.
  2. Your child likes swimming and snorkeling.
  3. You're looking for something creative and futuristic.

RATING:
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