Written and illustrated by daughter and father team, Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley, Spare Parts is a fun rhyming story with lots of heart.
Meet Rhoobart, tarnished and tattered. His secondhand heart wouldn’t start. So Rhoobart goes to the Spare Parts Mart to find another heart.
Meet Sweetart, an energetic bit of metal. “You don’t need a new heart. You just need a jump start!”
This book promotes originality, uniqueness and combinology.
TITLE: Spare Parts
AUTHOR: Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley
ILLUSTRATOR: Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley
PUBLISHER: A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, 2015
AGE GROUP: 5-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: originality, uniqueness, combinology
1) Using things you find around your house (and with your parent or guardian’s permission) assemble a unique character. What does your character like, dislike, dream about, and want? What’s your character’s name?
2) Think of an inanimate object. If it were to have a heart, where would the heart be located? Pick a missing part for your inanimate object. What could be used instead?
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