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"A metal boy named Tin is looking after his little sister Nickel one afternoon when she grabs hold of a balloon and floats away. Tin and his dog Zinc set off in hot pursuit as she floats towards the big city. Can they rescue Nickel before she goes too far?"--
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN :, Andersen Press USA :, Distributed in the United States by Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.,, 2014.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781467750134
Branch Call Number: E FIC JUDG
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 25 x 29 cm


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Mar 08, 2015

Tin is asked to babysit for his younger sister, Nickel. Everything is fine until she floats away on the end of her balloon. Tin chases after her on his bicycle which is very hard work. He grabs her, but they both float away until, pop! They fall into a parade of animals heading for a safari park. Tin catches up with his sister finally and gets her home before Mom notices they have disappeared.

The illustrations are very colorful and interesting to look at. The robots look more like something that you would build yourself at home.

There is much to see on the pages of this story. Children will enjoy watching to see where Tin and Nickel go next. If you look deeper than the surface, there are parts that did not work for me such as the mediocre text, robots that weren't quite robots and Mom feeding them human food at the end. But the little ones will enjoy the pictures and the journey. I would recommend for ages 3-6.


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Mar 08, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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