Review of Frankenbots: Sunken City of Scraps
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The Children’s Book Review
Written and Illustrated by Michael Ferrone
Ages 4-8 | 34 Pages
Publisher: Michael Ferrone | ISBN: 978-1-7349475-5-7
What to Expect: Futuristic, science fiction, cooperation, adventure.
Planet Earth faces invasion from space monsters, aliens, pirates, and even Vikings! With so many bad guys wanting to take over the planet, it’s up to the Frankenbots to save the day. The only problem is that none of them can decide the best thing to do. Frankenbot Stu calls a Town Hall meeting, and the Bots argue and fight about how they should repel the invaders, but even when they discover the legendary sunken city of scraps, they still can’t seem to agree. It’s only when Stu reminds them of the dangers of fighting amongst themselves that the Bots finally understand that they must work together if they want to save their planet!
With a simple, sensible moral, Frankenbots: Sunken City of Scraps uses a fun rhyme scheme and engaging characters to remind readers about the importance of togetherness and cooperation. Young readers will easily relate to the quarrelling Frankenbots. However, it is the illustration that really stands out in this volume. Bright, colorful digital and collage images come together to bring this futuristic world of robots, aliens, and machines to life, inviting readers to explore the fascinating details of cogs, rivets, gears, and wheels. For readers who want an easy introduction to futuristic science fiction and adventure, this book is a fun read.
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About the Author
Children’s book author Michael Ferrone knew that he would one day create illustrated books and cartoons after having taken an illustrating and writing class at his local library when he was a child. Coming up with story ideas from life experiences and his imagination, Michael has learned that inspiration can emerge from surprising places and people sometimes.
Michael tends to write as if he is creating a television show, with his drafts looking more like scripts. He believes that in every good story, the characters must go through personal journeys and discover something new about themselves in the process; an obstacle usually presents itself and the characters must find it within themselves to overcome. He hopes that his young readers come away from his books with a sense of self-discovery, community-building, and recognizing the value of positive relationships.
When he isn’t writing empowering and uplifting stories for kids, Michael and his wife like to take their two dogs—a husky named Frankie and a lab mix named Dax—on adventures where they live in Southern California. He also enjoys learning new things, picking up new hobbies, and working on his Frankenbots cartoon project. More on this quest and his other books can be found at https://www.frankenbots.co/.
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