A Day with Wilbur Robinson

Come meet the Robinsons Young Wilbur has a robot Uncle Art has his own flying saucer Cousin Laszlo has an antigravity device The butler is an octopus It s snowing in the east wing And somebody left the Time Machine on, so Well, perhaps you d care to read what happens next From William Joyce, creator of the Emmy winning Rolie Polie Olie as well as author andCome meet the Robinsons Young Wilbur has a robot Uncle Art has his own flying saucer Cousin Laszlo has an antigravity device The butler is an octopus It s snowing in the east wing And somebody left the Time Machine on, so Well, perhaps you d care to read what happens next From William Joyce, creator of the Emmy winning Rolie Polie Olie as well as author and illustrator of a stack of whimsy based entertainments for children and like minded adults Book Details Format HardcoverPublication Date 8 22 2006Pages 40Reading Level Age 4 and Up
A Day with Wilbur Robinson Come meet the Robinsons Young Wilbur has a robot Uncle Art has his own flying saucer Cousin Laszlo has an antigravity device The butler is an octopus It s snowing in the east wing And somebody left th

  • Title: A Day with Wilbur Robinson
  • Author: William Joyce
  • ISBN: 9780060890988
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. 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 t [...]

    2. 3 star read I'm bumping up to 4 because I love the movie it inspired. Very creative and imaginative. A delightful children's book but not a particularly amazing one.

    3. A Day Like No Other(A Review of William Joyce’s A Day with Wilbur Robinson)Few children picture books have that rare quality to equally charm and enchant youngsters as well as adult readers. William Joyce undoubtedly has it; this coming from someone who came around his second Joyce picture book and never seems to tire to read it repeatedly, for A Day with Wilbur Robinson is his best work I’ve encountered yet.As the title makes plain, this simple plot, “a thickly disguised account of Willia [...]

    4. The inside jacket says "Ages 4 - reasonably ancient," so I didn't have to guess on an age range for this one. Thanks, Harper Collins! This very silly book is a great intro to crazy sci-fi for kids. The narrator goes over to Wilbur's house for a visit, and while Wilbur is bored out of his mind, his wacky family of absurdist scientists is creating novel and ridiculous things and scenarios. This book is for kids who are prompted to giggle incessantly by any sort of non-sensical mayhem. There are a [...]

    5. I HAD NO IDEA THAT THIS WAS A BOOK BEFORE IT WAS A MOVIE!! I absolutely love the Disney movie, "Meet the Robinsons". I had no idea that it was a book before it was a movie! I thought it was a Disney creation around Disney's famous "Keep Moving Forward" tagline.This book was so much fun. Disney did a great job pulling most of the experiences that Lewis had at the Robinson house. I loved all the funny things that happened to them. My favorite part was the dinos hanging out at the pool. The illustr [...]

    6. We love William Joyce books at our house. This one and "Dinosaur Bob" are our favorites. This book is so cool - the narrator kid goes to spend the day at his friend William Robinson's house. The Robinsons are all super cool - Uncle Orbley has an anti-gravity machine, Grandpa conducts a frog swing band, and William's sister wears a prom dress shaped like a skyscraper with a hat that includes King Kong and airplanes. I wish our lives looked like William Joyce's illustrations. If I had to pick whic [...]

    7. Joyce, William A Day with Wilbur Robinson, PICTURE BOOK Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017 (originally published in 1990). $17.99. Content: G. This picture book was the basis for the “Meet the Robinson’s movie (2007). The illustrations are brilliant and artistic, the story is relatively plotless (looking for grandpa’s teeth) but the large illustrations - reminiscent of the illustrations from the 1920s- 1930’s makes this as visually pleasing for adults as fun for the children. Adventu [...]

    8. The Robinson household is very unique. Wilbur Robinson’s best friend has come for a visit, and they spend the day searching for Grandpa’s teeth among dinosaurs, robots, giant worms, dancing frogs and Wilbur’s extremely eccentric family members. This picture book was the basis for the “Meet the Robinson’s movie (2007). The illustrations are brilliant and artistic, the story is relatively plotless (looking for grandpa’s teeth) but the large illustrations - reminiscent of the illustrati [...]

    9. It was a really enjoyable, very fast-paced and really amazing children's fantasy picture book. It had really beautiful illustrations, really fascinating characters, really nice fantasy elements and a really interesting story. I haven't read this book in a really long time. I really recommend this book to both children and adults.

    10. This story was so far out that it increases the appeal factor. Coupled with bright and detailed illustrations, it's mesmerizing.A boy goes to spend the day with his friend, Wilbur Robinson, whose family is truly odd. Strange things happen at the Robinson house, but it's never boring.

    11. Decided to read this after recently re-watching Meet the Robinsons. A cute, quirky book that provided the inspiration for a movie that I love very dearly.

    12. It's even better than you're thinking. I loved this book and it made me awe (once again) at William Joyce and all that he accomplishes. So creative!Highly recommend.

    13. The kind of book that is fun to read with a 2-5 year old who will add their imagination to the story. (Doesn't have much to do with the movie other than the existence of most of the characters.)

    14. Illustrations were amazing but not a big fan of the actual story. I hate to agree with the others who said it but the movie was better than the book.

    15. Looking for grandfather's false teeth in the Robinson's house proves to be a real hoot. The retro illustrations are reminiscent of the 1950's, a true feast for the eyes. This story is lots of fun, with time travel, innovative inventions, and winsome reminders of the past such as Mr. Armstrong, and Mr. Ellington serenading with the frog band. This will be a hit for a read aloud.

    16. Although the movie adaptation is different in many waysill a very rich, warm and funny book. Joyce's characteristic style is present with some 50's retro futurism. More of romp exploring a very weird but loving family that includes singing frogs, weird gadgets ande butler is an octopus?!

    17. (4.5?)Wilbur Robinson has a remarkable family, and when his friend comes to visit, he gets to hang out with all of them (including the dinosaurs who arrived via time machine and the octopus butler named Lefty). Will Wilbur and his buddy be able to solve the case of grandfather's missing teeth??It was only AFTER I finished watching Meet the Robinsons that I learned that it was based on this book (all my research for my chronological Disney source-material read-through and I didn't even bother to [...]

    18. A Not So Boring DayWelcome to the world of the Robinson’s where games and creativity are necessary for survival! Meatball cannons, walking pet tigers, driving a spaceship, and finding grandpa’s dentures are a few of the activities during the day. In his book, A Day with Wilbur Robinson William Joyce presents an engaging tale filled with creations of the imagination within a futuristic setting.The book starts off with the main character going to visit his friend Wilbur. The readers quickly le [...]

    19. A Day with Wilbur Robinson is a picture book written by William Joyce. This picture book is a mystery book written for children ages four and up. The story is told through an unnamed characters view as he visits his best friend, Wilbur Robinson’s house. When the narrator gets to Wilbur’s house, they are asked to help find Grandfather and his missing teeth. The boys go on a quest to find both missing grandfather and teeth. They begin by talking to all members of the Robinson Family. Soon, the [...]

    20. There were a few classes that I took as a Library Sciences major that really stuck with me. One was Reader's Advisory (how to help someone choose a bookund familiar?) and the other was Children's Literature. As you already know, I absolutely love children's literature. However, I was led to believe that as an adult my enjoyment of picture books was over. WRONG! Some of the best picture books are the best because they appeal to all ages. I'm giving all of this backstory because today's review is [...]

    21. My four year old boy and I sat down to watch "Meet the Robinson's" on the Disney channel last week. We both thought it was awesome! During the end credits I saw that it was based on a book by William Joyce. I had already read "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" a few years ago and loved it. I've used it when teaching grades three through eight. I was happily surprised when the majority of students in all of the grades not only like the book and short film, but felt inspired after [...]

    22. One of my most favorite children's books ever. William Joyce is stupendous! Disney made a movie of this earlier this year, now out on DVD called Meet the Robinsons. It's farily different -- I suppose because they needed more material for a feature-length movie. Anyway, get the book. It's magical. Will resonate with your memories of that one friend whose house was a whirly gig adventure everytime you came over to play. Wilbur's family members are artists, inventors, scientists, musicians, magicia [...]

    23. I always feel like a bad person when I give picture books bad reviews.Well, this isn't a *bad* review per se. I gave the book three stars. But it was just sort of "meh" for me. I can see how a little kid might delight in all the zaniness happening at Wilbur Robinson's house, but this book just doesn't have any plot besides seeing the crazy things the Robinsons are up to (unless you count Grandpa's lost teeth as the plot.) We never find out WHY Wilbur Robinson's family is so strange, and there is [...]

    24. "Meet the Robinsons", a movie created by Disney, is based on this book, "A Day with Wilbur Robinson". The movie is one of my favorites, so unsurprisingly, I searched out the book it was based on. The story is about two friends spending the day together, their chief objective being to locate grandpa's false teeth. Wilbur's relatives are full of quirks, and the search proves to be fascinating for his visiting friend.The artwork is unquestionably worth the time it takes to read the book, but the te [...]

    25. After watching Meet The Robinsons, I was kinda curious how much actually came from the book. Most of it was the characters. Oh, those lovable, memorable characters. Wilbur, Uncles Dmitri & Spike, Lefty, Aunt Billie, Cousin Pete, Uncle Gaston, Mr. & Mrs. Robinson, Carl the Robot, Grandfather and his lost teeth, Uncle Judlow and his brain augmentor, Tallulah, Blanche, Cousin Laszlo, Mr. Ellington, Mr. Armstrong, the frog band, & Uncle Art. I love those characters!!! This book is great [...]

    26. The source for the easily superior film, Meet the Robinsons.Wait, did I write that? Hrm yes I did.Anyway, the general plot of the book is a boy goes to see his friend Wilbur Robinson, and spends the day with Wilbur's eccentric family. That's about it. There's not much to the story. The prose is flat and it isn't much fun to read aloud.The pictures, on the other hand, are spectacular. They provide an entertaining and whimsical look at an off-kilter family who all do their own thing. It's easy to [...]

    27. This program was a smash. The kids had a blast with it. The only reason I gave the book a 3 was because it took me a good long time to come up with activities that would go along well with it. We played Find Grandpas Teeth (I put a bunch of clip art teeth all over the room, and the kids who found the most won.) I had them each draw a picture of what their superpower or strange interest would be if they were a Robinson, and I had them match the Robinson's with their superpower (an idea I got from [...]

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