Published by Candlewick Press
Summary: When Rabbit goes to visit Robot, he’s dismayed to find that Robot has another friend over, a frog named Ribbit. Ribbit’s vocabulary is limited to a single word, “Ribbit”, which Robot is able to understand using his frog translation software. Rabbit starts feeling jealous, and pretty soon Rabbit’s and Ribbit’s emotions are running so high that Robot overheats himself trying to interpret them all. When Robot collapses, Rabbit and Ribbit have to work together to learn how to revive him. In the end, the three friends discover that three isn’t really a crowd and learn to play together. 48 pages; grades K-3.
Pros: The sequel to Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover, this long easy reader/short chapter book with cartoon illustrations and silly dialogue is just right for emerging independent readers.
Cons: Let’s hope Cece Bell doesn’t wait another 2 ½ years before writing another Rabbit and Robot book.