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TOON LEVEL: 1
INTEREST LEVEL: Age 3+
READING LEVEL: Grades K-1
GUIDED READING LEVEL: E
AUTHOR: Barnaby Richards
DIMENSIONS: 9" x 6"
RELEASE DATE: September 20, 2016
About the Book
What's that strange banging sound? Who’s that hiding in the bushes? Will the adorable robot ever find someone who understands him? In this engaging adventure by British rising star Barnaby Richards, young readers will want to trace a path across the enchanted landscape again and again.
Blip! won a Golden Duck Award! The award honors the best in science fiction for children.
“It's hard to imagine a better lesson in how to read the format. A sweet introduction to sequential art.”
"The robot’s difficulties in connecting with the beings he encounters heightens the loneliness and strangeness of his journey, making the friendship he finally finds all the more rewarding."
"Engaging fantastical landscape and lively action."
"Blip! is a smart book that offers an engaging story as well as amazingly detailed artwork and an assortment of visual puzzles that are fun for adults and children alike to decode."
--School Library Journal Good Comics for Kids
"The simple yet engaging artwork does a wonderful job filling in the details."
"Blip! is a fantastic introduction to the sequential art of the graphic novel and it is also (as are all the books TOON publishes) a superb example of what founder Françoise Mouly started out to do in 2008 - create beginning readers with engaging illustrations and stories that are anything but boring."
--Books 4 Your Kids
"My little guy gets a huge kick out of this one, and I can’t wait to share it with my storytime crew when I have my next Robot storytime."
--Mom Read It
Our Blip! Teacher's Guide outlines the ELA Common Core Standards to support standards-based instruction in the classroom using this TOON Book. This free guide was designed by a team of passionate literacy experts.
About the Author
Barnaby Richards lives in London, where he shares a studio with his wife Alice and their cat Mosca. He has been doodling pictures of his little robot in the margins of notebooks and the corners of pictures for many years. Barnaby was inspired to write Blip! when he felt it was time his robot found a friend.