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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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 241.3 x 266.7 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • English
  • 1927271932
  • 9781927271933
  • 34,219

Review quote

"Sam, a boy infatuated with robots, is driven by his desire to prove that robots live on another planet and are just waiting to visit Earth. The cartoon artwork draws readers into the story with vivid graphic design in retro hues, creating an atmosphere of toys from the past. The simple text is enhanced by illustrations that extend the story, filling the space with the strong passions of Sam and his collection of robots and all things space and science fiction. Dialogue is conveyed in colorful text bubbles, exposing both the story line and the emotions of the characters. Once Sam and his robot realize it is time for the robot to go 'home, ' the blue background spread conveys their friendship in both speech bubbles with Sam mirroring the robot's dialogue (done in lines and circles), balanced on the adjacent page by a tear-filled hug between the two friends as they say goodbye. Smart use of white space, along with well-balanced placement of text and illustrations, offers a fun, robot-filled friendship tale. VERDICT: This well-crafted picture book will appeal to all young inventors who just want to believe in the impossible."--School Library Journal

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Rating details

162 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
5 11% (18)
4 34% (55)
3 40% (64)
2 15% (24)
1 1% (1)
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