Local childrens book reminds us to use sunscreen
By Shannon Brigham
We’ve felt it after long beach days and rounds of golf. We see it repeatedly on innocent and unsuspecting Lowcountry tourists every summer. Ah, sunburn – the seemingly inevitable downside of the outdoor lifestyle. But fear not.
“Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen” is a colorful new children’s book whose inspirational tale of friendship, kindness and creative thinking also acts as a fun and effective introduction to the benefits of sunscreen for toddlers and early readers.
“Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen,” by local author Eric Mills and illustrator Taillefer Long, tells of a beautiful summer’s day when two robot friends, Jake and Ilene, are packing for a day at the beach. Overly excited, they pack everything they can think of, except for one item crucial to robots– oil!
A great day at the beach turns disastrous when Ilene gets stuck in the sand, and Jake attempts to find much-needed oil before she short circuits in the sun.
With the assistance of new friends they meet along the way, Jake and Ilene finally discover that sometimes what you need is right under your circuit board.
Designed to build family bonds and bridge generations, With all of its twists and turns, this book has the main theme of importance of relationships and the importance of wearing sunscreen.
“Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen” retails for $12.99 is available at Amazon.com and in local bookstores.
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