|Roto and Roy : to the rescue! (Roto And Roy)|
Author: Rinker, Sherri Duskey
When a flash flood threatens a nearby town, helicopter Roto and pilot Roy soar to the rescue! Quick--a truck needs to be hoisted to safety! Hurry--that family's car is being swept away! Now grab as many sandbags and supplies as you can carry! This mission's going to be rough, but Roy and Roto are tougher than tough.
Kirkus Reviews (01/01/23)
Booklist (+) (02/15/23)
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Booklist - 02/15/2023 *Starred Review* Roy Thunder, a superhero-size pilot with broad shoulders and a wasp waist, leaps into the cockpit of Roto, a jaunty-looking yellow helicopter, and they lift off into the middle of booming thunder and zigzag lightning to rescue people caught in a sudden, massive storm. This action tale, told in colorful digital illustrations and a comic-book style, is the second in the new Roto and Roy series (the first is 2022's Roto and Roy: Helicopter Heroes) created by the author of the enormously popular Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site books. The Roto and Roy adventures feature the Goodnight series’ easy-to-follow rhyming couplets; words and punctuation that wonderfully mimic sounds; and vibrant, detailed artwork. But this time Rinker emphasizes rescue over construction and adds a human element in the enormous form of Roy, an equal partner to the dauntless Roto. The setting here is the American Southwest, with desert landscapes and adobe homes caught in torrents of rain. Together, helicopter and human perform heroic feats, including lifting the cab of a jackknifed truck dangling precariously off a cliff road and using a helicopter rescue basket to save a family of four from their nearly submerged car. Propulsive action, engaging illustrations, and a great message about the value of determination and teamwork make this a must. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.