When Edgar Met Cecil


Illustrated by Kevin Luthardt
Moving to a new home is hard—even when you’re a robot.
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  • ISBN: 9781561457069-1
  • Publication date: 09/01/2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 8-1/4" x 10"
  • Age Range: 4-8
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Description

Moving to a new home is hard—even when you’re a robot.

When Edgar’s family moves to a new town, everything seems strange and scary. The kids look different. They dress weird. They listen to bizarre music. They eat strange food. And the biggest, weirdest looking kid keeps staring at Edgar. What does he want? As Edgar soon learns, sometimes you have to rise above your fears to make a new friend. And sometimes that friend may be the last person—or alien—you’d expect.

Kevin Luthardt utilizes his highly expressive, comical, full-color illustrations and minimal text to poignantly and humorously dramatize this tale of friendship found in unexpected places.

Author/Illustrator

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Kevin Luthardt

Illustrator

Kevin Luthardt is the author-illustrator of several books, including Larabee, Peep! and Flying! He is an artist and muralist whose work appears in galleries and other venues. He received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He lives in Illinois.

Reviews

“This far-out lesson in making friends understands that to the new kid in school, everyone is going to seem scary and weird.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“This is a sweet picture book with simple, straightforward text, and the vibrant, cartoonlike acrylic images will appeal to young readers, one-on-one or in a group.” ―School Library Journal

More Details

AR Level: 1.9
Lexile: AD420L
Themes: Expectations and Assumptions, Fears, Making New Friends, Moving
BISAC 1: JUV056000 JUVENILE FICTION / Robots
BISAC 2: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV039090 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / New Experience