Published on Jul 31, 2013 by Sneezle Beezle Ltd
32 Pages – ages 5+
Sneezle Beezle is a little robot who was built by a monk in the Himalayas and was sent out to find out about the world. Sneezle Beezle ends up in New Zealand, where he was picked up by a man and brought to a house where he meet a young boy named Dylan (who had the measles.) Dylan finally figures out what makes Sneezle run – he gives Sneezle diesel and then they have lots and lots of fun.
The story has a very interesting origin. Mr. Laybourn wrote this book as a way to help his son, Dylan, learn English. Dylan was abducted when he was four months old from his home in New Zealand and taken to Turkey by his mother. After the author was able to see his son again, Dylan didn’t know English, and Mr. Laybourn didn’t know Turkish, so Mr. Laybourn started reading Dylan stories in English that interested him. After a bit, he ran out of stories and started making his own. Sneezle Beezle is one of the stories.
I enjoyed the story in this book. The book app worked well and was formatted very nicely. The story itself is great. I like that the boy finds the robot and has to figure out how he works. I really liked the tongue-twistery feel to the rhyme in the story. It reminds me a bit of Dr. Seuss. The illustrations are detailed and go with the story very well. They have a realistic quality to them that I enjoyed. The Mr. Laybourn has written a very cute story for beginning readers. I think that the story behind the story is an added bonus. The rhyme, illustrations and story are a great combination!
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