Monday, December 11, 2023

Happy Book Birthday, Bumblebee's Big Mission by Patty Michaels

Happy book birthday to today's read! This is an early reader and focuses on those, who already have basic reading skills and are ready to start challenging their abilities. It's especially intended for Transformer fans and focuses on one of my favorite characters—Bumblebee. I'm curious to see how it reads, since this could be a great way to get even those more reluctant readers to pick up a book.

Transformers EarthSpark
Ready-to-Read Level Two
by Patty Michaels
Chapter Book
ages 6 to 10
32 pages

EarthSpark is a kids animated series from Nickelodeon and Hasbro introducing the first Transformers bots to be born on Earth, now airing! See how fan-favorite Bumblebee spends his days in this exciting Level 2 Ready-to-Read!
Since the Transformers War ended, Bumblebee has been living under the radar, helping Optimus Prime whenever he needs him. Only a select few know his whereabouts and the top secret, super important missions he has completed. Get the scoop on this awesome Autobot! TRANSFORMERS © 2023 Hasbro. EarthSpark TV series © 2023 Hasbro/Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Young Bumblebee fans get to know the popular Transformer better, while exercising their reading skills in a fun way.

While the first pages introduce Bumblebee (who he is and what he does) to young readers, the book takes a look at his new mission, since the Transformers War has ended. Where he is, what his task is, and what attitude he has toward this important mission come to light.

This is a read for young Transformer fans, and while it does introduce Bumblebee, it works best for those who already have a basic idea of who the character is. Those, who aren't already, at least, slightly knowledgeable about this series, will have troubles sinking in, though. This isn't a traditional story in so far that there isn't a continuous plot or adventure. Instead, it reads much like a briefing or an explanation over the situation. The family, lifestyle, and goals around the secret mission are explained as well as the negative attitude Bumblebee first has concerning his position. The book does end on a positive note, which fits well with this Transformers' personality and will have fans smiling.

The text is printed in a larger font and great for those readers, who already have a pretty good grip on their words. Each page holds a paragraph made with several sentences. The vocabulary, while fitting to the reading level, also adds in a couple more difficult terms to stretch those reading skills. 

It's a lovely way to encourage kids to practice their word skills and is one I recommend to Bumblebee fans.

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