Rusty The Squeaky Robot

Rusty The Squeaky Robot

by Neil Clark

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Overview

Rusty is a friendly robot, but not a very happy one; he’s feeling down about the way that he sounds. The other robots on Planet Robotone – Belle, Twango, Hoot and Boom-Bot – show Rusty that being a little bit different is the best way to be, and together make a raucous song and dance that celebrates their differences. This charming story about friendship, self-discovery and the strength of pooling everyone's talents together has a strong, empowering message of acceptance and embracing individuality. With wonderful, contemporary illustrations that will appeal to young children and parents alike, the story will provoke thought – and conversation – about being different, and how we should all embrace our characteristics and be comfortable and confident in ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910277522
Publisher: words & pictures
Publication date: 04/19/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 805,298
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Neil Clark grew up in the small village of Bishop Wilton, at the foot of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds in the UK. Despite dreams of being a rock & roll star, his love for illustration and storytelling led to a happy and successful career in design, from designing greetings cards to creating unique screen prints and children’s books. Neil is a lover of music, travelling the world, skateboarding, and his mischievous cat, Mila.

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Rusty The Squeaky Robot 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
Rusty is an insecure and troubled little Robot because he squeaks! He feels terrible about it. Every time he moves he emits an aura of unpleasant sound. The other robots on Planet Robotone come to his rescue. You see his friend Belle goes Ding, Hoot - Honks, Twango - Twangs and Boom-Bot loudly dissonates - BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! When he sizes up his friends and tunes in to their idiosyncracies he discovers that he is not weird or quirky at all. His robot friends rally around him and encourage his individual mannerisms and help celebrate his uniqueness. They all band together and make a joyful noise dancing away to their audio sensations. The illustrations are colourful, adorable, contemporary and very kid-friendly indeed. This entertaining story will spark conversations about being different and how we should embrace being who we are created to be confident that are wonderfully made inside and out. I highly recommend this book.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to read to children who are worried that they are different or that there is something wrong with them. It would also assist with other children about how they can help when someone else is feeling this way. It is a very simple story with bright, colorful illustrations and a great message. Rusty is a bright orange, square-headed robot who hates the sound he makes. He squeaks and he can not stop doing it. As he is bemoaning his noise, along comes Belle who makes a Ding-Ding noise. When they put their sounds together, they sound good. As they continue along their way, they meet up with other friends that make various sounds. At the end of the book they put all their sounds together and with a squeak, ding, honk, twang and boom, they make wonderful music that they can jump and dance to. Not only does this book have a great message, but it is just fun. Young kids will love copying the sounds when they learn what kinds of noises these contraptions can make. A story that could also be used in a music class. My grandchildren and their cousins had fun trying to make them all and decide who was the loudest. My ears, were not having as much fun as they were. A great book for family, school, class and public libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to read to children who are worried that they are different or that there is something wrong with them. It would also assist with other children about how they can help when someone else is feeling this way. It is a very simple story with bright, colorful illustrations and a great message. Rusty is a bright orange, square-headed robot who hates the sound he makes. He squeaks and he can not stop doing it. As he is bemoaning his noise, along comes Belle who makes a Ding-Ding noise. When they put their sounds together, they sound good. As they continue along their way, they meet up with other friends that make various sounds. At the end of the book they put all their sounds together and with a squeak, ding, honk, twang and boom, they make wonderful music that they can jump and dance to. Not only does this book have a great message, but it is just fun. Young kids will love copying the sounds when they learn what kinds of noises these contraptions can make. A story that could also be used in a music class. My grandchildren and their cousins had fun trying to make them all and decide who was the loudest. My ears, were not having as much fun as they were. A great book for family, school, class and public libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
stickerooniDM More than 1 year ago
Robots, friendship, music, uniqueness, and eye-catching art. This little thirty-two page book by Neil Clark, Rusty the Squeaky Robot, has everything you need to capture a child's attention and imagination and to help it soar. Rusty doesn't like that he squeaks all the time. ALL the time. And his squeaking has him feeling down. But then his friend Belle comes along to say that everything is fine and he just needs a friend. Together they go off and they meet Honk, and then Twango, and finally Boom-bot, and together they made a unique music. Each robot looks very different - which emphasizes the diversity. They are supportive of one another, even when one comes on a little strong. And they find that the sounds they make together are even better than the sounds they make by themselves, and they enjoy their uniqueness and their ability to play together. It's a very simple story with an appropriate underlying message that kids will pick up on. But this is a picture book, and the art is as important as the story. Fortunately for ll the children for whom this book might be read, the art is glorious. It is bold, it is colorful, it is eye-catching. This is precisely the sort of book that children will want to thumb through on their own, just to see the pictures, and I can easily imagine my children, when at the appropriate age, asking for a little longer look at each page just because the beauty of it would inspire. For a child, most likely listening to an adult read this, this is everything it needs to be to become a favorite, often-requested book. I do have one small problem with this, though. The book is written in rhyme. Every children's book writing workshop I ever went to (I've been to and spoken at a few of them), the first thing that they say is, "Unless you're Dr. Seuss, don't put your book in rhyme." Even so, the rhyme itself didn't bother me. But I tried to read this aloud, the way it would be read to most children, and I stumbled, more than once. The rhythm of the rhyme is awkward and it doesn't flow the way a reader wants to make it, when reading out loud. This is not a read-it-to-yourself book. This is a book you read to your children, and unfortunately (because it's so beautiful in every other way) it will often be difficult to read it aloud. Looking for a good book? Rusty the squeaky Robot by Neil Clark is a beautiful children's picture book with a simple, strong story with an underlying message, and gorgeous art, but reading it out loud will be just a little bit awkward. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.