Tin is looking after his little sister Nickel one afternoon when she grabs hold of a balloon and floats away Tin and his dog Zinc set off in hot pursuit as she floats toward the big city Can they rescue her before she drifts too far Journal


10 thoughts on “Tin

  1. Elisabeth Elisabeth says:

    These robots aren t robotic enough Drawing them like machines and giving them metallic names is not satisfactory enough for true robot fanatics and boy howdy they are out there They even had human snacks at the end The story could be told the same way with snakes, hummingbirds or clipboards I m telling ya, you put a robot on the cover you d better deliver.


  2. Mathew Mathew says:

    When the robot like character, Tin, is left in charge of his little sister, Nickel, he finds that the job is farchallenging that he had first anticipated Holding onto a passing red balloon cleverly introduced in the initial endpaper , Nickel is swept away across her robot run landscape and it is for Tin to save her before Mum gets back There is little obvious a storyline here but that s fine This is a landscape book which is there to provide a visual treat of a journey for the reader When the robot like character, Tin, is left in charge of his little sister, Nickel, he finds that the job is farchallenging that he had first anticipated Holding onto a passing red balloon cleverly introduced in the initial endpaper , Nickel is swept away across her robot run landscape and it is for Tin to save her before Mum gets back There is little obvious a storyline here but that s fine This is a landscape book which is there to provide a visual treat of a journey for the reader We pass parades, fairgrounds and safari parks on our travels and it is these beautiful, geometric busy spreads that are really what the story is all about There is a nice pace throughout the story with soft, curved panels and eye catching colours which are never too garish Each page of the adventure invites close reading for that young reader and the book closes with another smart endpaper that will have the reader grinning


  3. Tracie Tracie says:

    I could see this being used a lot of ways movement, siblings, transportation and robots of course.


  4. Gabby Gabby says:

    A funny story about a brother being put in charge of his sister Reminded me a lot of my own childhood and the ending where they tell the mum everything was just fine.


  5. Brittany Brittany says:

    Not sure if the kids will catch all of the metals jokes, but overall very cute


  6. Louise / Daisy May Johnson Louise / Daisy May Johnson says:

    There are pictures for this review here and one day I promise I ll be able to wrangle images on Goodreads but today is not that day.A book which give me good endpapers is basically my literary equivalent of You had me at hello Good endpapers are a mark of clever work, work that revels in the nature of what it is and knows how to fully utilise that space I mean, picture books are books that, perhapsthan most, have space to play in You can do so much here So much.TiN by Chris Judge g There are pictures for this review here and one day I promise I ll be able to wrangle images on Goodreads but today is not that day.A book which give me good endpapers is basically my literary equivalent of You had me at hello Good endpapers are a mark of clever work, work that revels in the nature of what it is and knows how to fully utilise that space I mean, picture books are books that, perhapsthan most, have space to play in You can do so much here So much.TiN by Chris Judge gives that It s subtle work, as all the good stuff is, but it s rather lovely In the opening endpapers, you can see a close up detail of this, this lovely clean landscape reminiscent of something from a colouring in book.For me, there s something about that outline that is very universal It is something we recognize because we ve all done it We ve all drawn triangle boats We ve all drawn triangle trees and curly waves That simple, almost flattening, of perspective is something very global to me So in a way, I almost read past this image because I ve seen it already and I am comfortable with it I know how to read this image and I love the quiet subtle placement of the spaceships, the way they blend in and almost take advantage of that familiarity.But spaceships aside ha , there s something about this image that makes me pause and it s all about that bright red balloon racing off to the sky There s something universal to that again, but look at how the moment s constructed The balloon is coming from the heart of the book, right from the spin and it s leading us to a page turn That balloon is begging us to turn the page.It s laden with cues, the bright contrast of colour the red on blue and white and the way that every child, everywhere, since the dawn of time, knows what it s like to lose a balloon There are images in this world which encapsulate story Which are story, really, and this is one and it is brilliant.Because it tells you everything somebody has lost their balloon And that balloon is going to be influential in what s to come.And it does Tin is asked to look after his younger sister Nickel, and it s not long before Nickel s suddenly up a tree and reaching out for that very same red balloon She floats away and Tin has to go and bring her back With the aid of his dog Zinc, the two of them go as fast as they can to catch up to Nickel who is moments from being carried off into the big city Everyone s a robot, btw, did I mention that I suspect I didn t It s ace Gives a lovely freshness and novelty to the tale Anyway, enough of these parentheses Carry on I had a few issues with the big double page spreads that come later in the book They re a little bit confusing at first glance and I imagine could prove slightly intimidatory to thenervous readers They are beautiful, beautiful things but there s a lot going on in them It s a little Where s Wally at times which is no bad thing, it s just something to note If you re reading these with somebody who is nervous, do take your time It s worthwhile letting yourself dwell on the loveliness of these images, the Jetsons esque styling and the tiny little narratives happening in nearly every breath on the page Those colours Those shapes So, after the necessary hijinks involving a parade of animals figure four and Nickel landing on the back of a long necked giraffe and Tin and Zinc hitching a ride on the back of a large, grey elephant , there is a final dash through a safari park until eventually Nickel is rescued by a safari ranger and they can all return home Rather gloriously, Nickel is rewarded with a yellow balloon which well take a lookThis is such a lovely book It s just lovely how it revels in its space and is so resolutely vivid and joyful Many thanks to Andersen for letting me have a look at it I really love what they do with their picture books and it s a pleasure to be able to wallow in them


  7. Gabby Gabby says:

    This book is very different to Judges other work and I quite liked its uniqueness I think it portrays the lesson that you shouldn t take your eyes off the kids for one minute Love illustrations which allowed the reader to be welcomed into the robotic world.


  8. Emmaline MacBeath Emmaline MacBeath says:

    Tin is asked to babysit for his younger sister, Nickel Everything is fine until she floats away on the end of her balloon Tin chases after her on his bicycle which is very hard work He grabs her, but they both float away until, pop They fall into a parade of animals heading for a safari park Tin catches up with his sister finally and gets her home before Mom notices they have disappeared.The illustrations are very colorful and interesting to look at The robots looklike something that Tin is asked to babysit for his younger sister, Nickel Everything is fine until she floats away on the end of her balloon Tin chases after her on his bicycle which is very hard work He grabs her, but they both float away until, pop They fall into a parade of animals heading for a safari park Tin catches up with his sister finally and gets her home before Mom notices they have disappeared.The illustrations are very colorful and interesting to look at The robots looklike something that you would build yourself at home.There is much to see on the pages of this story Children will enjoy watching to see where Tin and Nickel go next If you look deeper than the surface, there are parts that did not work for me such as the mediocre text, robots that weren t quite robots and Mom feeding them human food at the end But the little ones will enjoy the pictures and the journey I would recommend for ages 3 6


  9. Carol Carol says:

    Tin is a young robot who is asked to look after his younger sister, Nickel Of course, he would rather read his comic book than actually pay attention so the little robot ends up floating away on a balloon This is just the being of their crazy adventure throughout the city Luckily, big brother has a lot of determination and persistence They eventually are reunited and return home Mother never even knew they were gone so brother gets a reward for doing such a good job of taking care of Nickel Tin is a young robot who is asked to look after his younger sister, Nickel Of course, he would rather read his comic book than actually pay attention so the little robot ends up floating away on a balloon This is just the being of their crazy adventure throughout the city Luckily, big brother has a lot of determination and persistence They eventually are reunited and return home Mother never even knew they were gone so brother gets a reward for doing such a good job of taking care of Nickel But is their adventure really over Cute pictures and a silly story that little robot fans will enjoy I do not like that the brother gets away with all of this and doesn t tell the mother what really happened He gets an undeserved reward for not telling the truth Some children might take this as an example of not having to tell mom everything


  10. Tami (agreatbook) Tami (agreatbook) says:

    When Tin is left in charge of his little sister Nickel, he thinks he can relax as she plays Unfortunately for Tin, Nickel floats away on her balloon and Tin and his dog Zinc must chase after her before mom finds out A cute adventure story with bright illustrations, easy to pronounce words and good opportunities to work on colors, animals and sounds.My one year old asks to read this book almost every day His favorite part is when Nickel s balloon pops, and pointing at all the different anima When Tin is left in charge of his little sister Nickel, he thinks he can relax as she plays Unfortunately for Tin, Nickel floats away on her balloon and Tin and his dog Zinc must chase after her before mom finds out A cute adventure story with bright illustrations, easy to pronounce words and good opportunities to work on colors, animals and sounds.My one year old asks to read this book almost every day His favorite part is when Nickel s balloon pops, and pointing at all the different animals in the zoo