Robot City Adventures are a series of comic style books from Templar Publishing, there are currently 7 books available and we were sent four titles to have a look at. These Robot City Adventures by Paul Collicutt are called, City in Peril, Rust Attack, Murder on the Robot City Express and The Indestructible Metal men. The RRP for these books starts at £5.99, and I think are good value for money. Have a look at the Robot City Website for more information on the books and a father cool introduction!
As you might expect the illustrations for the Robot City books are dark and action packed, with matt paper that feels just like a retro comic. The covers however are brought to life with exciting holographic metallic illustrations that shine out at you from the front covers.
The stories tell of heroic robots, that work alongside there human counterparts in Robot City. We started by reading City in Peril the first book in the series. City in Peril starts with the Coastguard robot Curtis setting out to help the stricken oil rig Red Star 3. After rescuing the men and robots Curtis goes on to put out the fire raging on the rig before returning everyone safely to the city. This is not the end of the excitement as Curtis goes on to battle an eight tentacled se monster before returning harmony to Robot City.
The books are a great way to get children to read as they are less threatening than a whole white page full of words. The only thing I noticed was like comic books the text is all in capitals, in the past the boy has struggled with this as he was learning to read, but is confident now to read these fairly easily. For this reason I would say older readers will enjoy these a lot, and the boy thinks they are great as they are full of adventure. I felt that these books had a lovely moral to them, with everyone working together to look after everyone who lives in the city. The robots certainly seem to have very humanistic traits, as well as names.
If you would like more information on where you can get hold of a copy of the books, to download some great wallpapers, or just want to look at the robots in more detail visit the Robot City Website. We enjoyed reading about the different robots of Robot City, and as the last of my #WorldBookDay giveaways we are pleased to be able to offer you the chance to win these four titles woth RRP £25.96. Simply complete the rafflecopter below and keep your fingers crossed!
Disclaimer we were sent these books to review and keep the opinions are our own and have not been altered.
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