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A day with Wilbur Robinson

by Joyce, William, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 5 copies
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Come meet the Robinsons:Young Wilbur has a robot.Uncle Art has his own flying saucer.Cousin Laszlo has an antigravity device.The butler is an octopus.

It's snowing in the east wing. And somebody left the Time Machine on, so . . . Well, perhaps you'd care to read what happens next.

From William Joyce, creator of the Emmy-winning Rolie Polie Olie as well as author and illustrator of a stack of whimsy-based entertainments for children and like-minded adults.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 2. Each family is odd is in its own way, but none is as eccentric as young Wilbur Robinson's. Joyce expands on his 1990 title just in time for the story's film adaptation, Meet the Robinsons, next year. The basic story is the same: Wilbur's best friend describes a visit to the Robinson house, which begins when a giant octopus opens the door. New spreads include images of an uncle who throws snowballs and dinosaurs lounge poolside (the time machine was left on). The endpapers and cover have also been redesigned. As in the original, the real fun is in the tension between the deadpan words and the fantastical pictures: It's kind of dull around here today, says Wilbur as a giant locomotive steams through the hall and an uncle shoots himself from a cannon. Save this for small groups, which will most appreciate the wondrous visual details. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Dinosaur Bob fans should rejoice: in his latest work, Joyce pulls out all the stops and introduces the weirdest family since his Lazardo clan. A young narrator, going to see his best friend Wilbur, remarks, ``His house is the greatest place to visit.'' Readers soon see why. Wilbur's large household includes an aunt whose train set is life-sized, an uncle who shares his ``deep thoughts'' (``Mississippi spelled with o 's . . . would be Mossossoppo !'') and a grandfather who trains a dancing frog band. There's not much in the way of formal plot here--save a slight mystery involving Grandfather's missing false teeth--but Joyce's wonderfully strange paintings abound with hilarious, surprising details and leave the impression that a lot has happened. A visit to the Robinsons' is a bit overwhelming (as the narrator says, ``I was kind of sad to leave, but I was ready to go home for a while''), but it's a trip children will want to make again and again. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Juvenile fiction.
Lost articles -- Juvenile fiction.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction.
Lost and found possessions -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York, NY :Laura Geringer Books,2006
Language English
Notes An expanded version of the work with the same title and author: New York : Harper & Row, 1990.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 0060890983 (trade bdg.)
0060890991 (lib. bdg.)
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