Happy Paws (Layla and the Bots #1)

by Vicky Fang (Author) Christine Nishiyama (Illustrator)

Happy Paws (Layla and the Bots #1)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Meet rock star Layla and her team of Bots! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

Layla and the Bots are in an awesome rock band! They also use problem-solving and creativity to build cool inventions. When a local amusement park is in danger of shutting down, Layla knows just how to bring in the crowds... build an amusement park for DOGS! But will cool doggie rides like the Rub-a-Dub Mud Slide and the Tummy Rubbing Machine be enough to keep the park open? With full-color artwork on every page and speech bubbles throughout, this early chapter book series brings kid-friendly STEAM topics to young readers!

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Kirkus Reviews

A solid introduction for an appealing new chapter-book character.

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3--Inventor and rock star Layla and her three robot friends are excited about their upcoming performance at their local amusement park. A wrench is thrown into their plans when they learn that the park is going to be closed for good! Rather than dwell in disappointment, Layla and the bots launch into problem-solving mode. They engage in an inquiry-based process to determine why people are no longer coming to the park. Then, Layla and the bots collaborate to design new park features to meet the needs of customers. This transitional chapter book is ideal for emergent or early fluency readers. It includes charming illustrations to assist with decoding, and interesting STEM themes. VERDICT Though not essential, this bright, inventive title would make a nice addition to a library's early chapter book collection.--Tiffany Davis, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY

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Guided Reading Level
Scholastic Inc.
Publication date
May 20, 2020
Layla and the Bots
BISAC categories
JUV036000 - Juvenile Fiction | Science & Technology
JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
JUV031040 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | Music
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
JUV056000 - Juvenile Fiction | Robots
Library of Congress categories
Amusement parks
Amusement rides

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