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Book Title: A Day with Wilbur Robinson|
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The size of the: 21.89 MB
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The author of the book: William Joyce
Date of issue: September 30th 1993
ISBN 13: 9780064433396
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Reader ratings: 3.5
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A Day with Wilbur Robinson (1990) is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by William Joyce. I reviewed his earlier book Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo yesterday so this is my second book by him. I am still impressed.
However, I think what really impressed me was its movie adaptation, Meet the Robinsons (2007) that Jzhun also lent me together with the book. Had I seen only the book, I would have rated this with 2 stars (It’s okay) because the plot was so thin there was almost nothing to talk about. Let’s say, a friend asks you what the book is all about, there’s only this: 13-y/o Wilbur invites his friend, 12-y/o Lewis to his house to look for the false teeth of his grandfather. In the course of their search, the Lewis meets Wilbur’s eccentric family members. Then in the end, they find a frog wearing Wilbur’s grandfather’s false teeth inside the mouth of smiling frog! Dear me, the frog is not even the big variety of frog, e.g., Neobatrachia, so that I could imagine it to be feasible. Do frogs have gums so they can wear false teeth? Ha ha In the above picture, Lewis and Wilbur are the two boys in the center. You can also see the grandfather without his false teeth. Too bad that the frog is facing the family so you cannot see his face and the grandfather's false teeth! The film adaptation though is very entertaining and my daughter says that it is one of his favorite movies. When she saw the DVD copy that I borrowed, she said that we also have the same copy and I was even the one who bought and she’s seen it several times already. I know why, I said. It must be because of that scene when Lewis is about to meet his real mother who left him when he was still a baby, at the doorstep of an orphanage. No, she said. I like it because of his passion to invent new stuffs including the time machine. No wonder, my daughter is a robotics enthusiast and I have no doubt that this movie was one of those (the other being Jimmy Neutron, Robots, The Terminator series and the Transformer series, etc) that influenced her to like machines and robots.
Overall, although I liked Dinosaur Bob more because of its simplicity, A Day with Wilbur Robinson has more funky and eccentric but interesting characters. It’s just that there so many of them that almost each just did not do anything but introduce themselves. It’s like seeing stars on television and the host is given only a very short timeslot so he has no enough time to even ask each one a question.
Thank you for lending this book and the DVD copy to me, Jzhun. Next time, tell the grandfather to put Polident paste on his dentures so it will not slip ha ha!
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Read information about the authorWilliam Joyce does a lot of stuff—films, apps, Olympic curling—but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys, The Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, Toothiana, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also an Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives with his family in Shreveport, Louisiana.
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