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Animal Friends: Floating Orange Cubes [Kindle Edition]

Rob Towner , St Dominics NSW
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Beautifully illustrated by the students at St Dominic's Centre for Hearing Impaired children in NSW.

When Abby questions her father Steve about his obsession with stockpiling fly spray, he sits her down and tells her the story that started it all. Steve then proceeds to tell Abby the completely true story of Patrick the Cicada, an insect living in 1956 who (with the help of plenty of other animal friends) stands up to the biggest bully in the backyard, a Parakeet named Leslie.

1956 was monumental year in Australian history. It was the first year you could actually buy cans of fly spray. It was also the same year that televisions were introduced, and it was the same year the Olympics were held in Melbourne. Were all these events related to Patrick's story? SPOILER ALERT: Yes. They were. Why else would I mention them? Back then there were also these giant orange cubes floating way up in the sky, invisible to the human eye. But I don't have time to go into them right now.

This story is more than just an environmental hippy attack on people who spray fly spray all over the place. And it's more than an anti-bullying campaign. This is a story about the importance of family. This story is about sticking up for your friends, no matter what species you are.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 7821 KB
  • Print Length: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Rob Towner (October 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G3BVOA0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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128 of 146 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece of our Generation February 23, 2014
Format:Paperback
If you own To Kill A Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, toss all 3 of them in the garbage and pick up three copies of Animal Friends: Floating Orange Cubes. This book is so eloquent and refined it makes Mark Twain sound like Snooki.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Existential crisis after reading February 23, 2014
Format:Paperback
Don't be fooled into thinking this is just a children's book. Rob Towner's writing caused me to have an emotional breakdown halfway through "Animal Friends: Floating Orange Cubes". By page four I couldn't stand the internal dialogue that the book was creating in me so I ripped it in half and threw it into my fire. I lied in front of my fire for hours, weeping inconsolably at the emotional turmoil this book caused me. If you are going through a midlife crisis or are a teenager beginning to question yourself and the world around you, this book is for you. I couldn't handle how my perception of reality crumbled down around me and how after reading each sentence, I grew more and more dissatisfied with my life.
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative Creativity October 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Animal Friends: Floating Orange Cubes is very imaginative and perfect for little one's constant questioning. I thought the cute illustrations done by children also added a nice flair, scoring 4 stars for creativity. Excellent teaching tool for young growing minds. I snagged this as a freebie.
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96 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Art, at it's finest February 23, 2014
Format:Paperback
Judging this book by the cover is the only way I can review it, so for that reason it gets 5/5. I like the part where the penguin touches the dog's nose, and also the fact that the Penguin's house is labelled, this really speaks to me on another level.
Rob Turner is the next J.K Rowling, William Shakespeare, Stephen King, Pablo Picasso, or Matt Damon or whatever.
Also the story sounds funny.
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50 of 60 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
If you are a living, breathing human, you should seriously look into purchasing this magnificent novel for yourself. You won't regret it.
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book teaches so much! February 23, 2014
Format:Paperback
I never new the fish would hear me if I thought about anything before I started sneezing. Amazing..

This can easily be used for a DM looking to space up his game. It's just full of information. I just can't bring myself to spoil this experience anymore. Do yourself a favor and buy it!
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79 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10 Don't judge a book by it's cover February 23, 2014
Format:Paperback
Hot dayum this s*** was tight yo. best-seller no doubt, the photo-realistic cover had me fooled for a second, would recommend.
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44 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dominican children sure can draw! February 23, 2014
Format:Paperback
Do you like blankets? How about trains?
Maybe need to rap like Snoop Lion? Well don't forget your green hat, and buy this book!

It's great for mid-afternoon office readings while you stuff your face with blue cheese.
The author might not be high on Molly, but you should be.
Or...at least...er...you'll feel that way after reading this book....for children. Aw s***.
Sorry Rob, I tried.

Worst case scenario you can always sell your used copy to one of Rob's friends if they haven't already bought one.
Make sure you send that money to Rob as well. He's an author!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun read
ordered this book after the writer did an AMA on reddit. We read this together as a family and my 8yo enjoyed the "battle" so very much! Read more
Published 2 months ago by RanayRN
5.0 out of 5 stars Animal friends floating orange cubes
Cute younger readers story. It contains many words to keep the reader entertained and paying attention. Great for elementary readers.
Published 3 months ago by Cara Correll
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicately humorous, uplifting!
What a great story! The illustrations are wonderful and charming, and the story is a page Turner. If nothing more than for a few cheap laughs, "Animal Friends: Floating Orange... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stache McGillicudy
5.0 out of 5 stars A work this good deserves a video review.
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Published 3 months ago by Jason Turgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for children of all ages!
Absolutely hilarious from the first page and all the way until the last one. Though most definitively written for children, it is written in a way that makes it somewhat... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jonas Jansen Ramsfjell
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius
Worth the small amount! Going to be a classic one day. If you're stuck for something to read and want to add something different on your bookshelf - this one's for you.
Published 3 months ago by Emily Swift
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Horrible Horrible
It pains me to see product like this out in the market because the authors and illustrators out there self publishing are viewed as jokes thanks to stuff like this!!!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by GladysJ.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read in a while
Truly heartwarming tale of epic proportions! You will not be disappointed. Learn why the humans are collecting fly spray! And what to do about the orange cubes.
Published 3 months ago by Nate Ferrero
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I bought this after seeing the authors posting on Reddit. He has done a fantastic job on this work, and I highly recommend it for adults and children alike.
Published 3 months ago by Eric Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought it because of author's AMA. Was not disappointed.
I bought this out of sheer curiosity after browsing through the author's AMA. After reading it I can say this is not going to be a best seller. Read more
Published 4 months ago by A. Upton
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More About the Author

Hey, I'm Rob Towner. Born in 1982 and now residing somewhere on the east coast of Australia. I write children's books.

I also like watching nature documentaries, rock climbing, drinking coffee and the occasional snorkel. But the main thing I love to do is tell stories.

If you have read this far, why not google 'ROB TOWNER' to check out my website.


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