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Boy and Bot

by Dyckman, Ame.

Format: Kindle Book 2012 2012
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Summary
A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Is any love greater than that between a boy and his robot? While picking pinecones, a boy meets a bright-red, rocket-shaped robot and asks, Want to play? Affirmative! the robot responds, and the pair has tons of fun until a rock bumps the robot's power switch off. Not understanding the bot's unresponsiveness, the boy wheels him home and begins feeding him applesauce, reading him a story, and crafting a makeshift bed. When the boy's parents, unaware of a robot behind the door, check on their son, the door bumps the robot's power switch back on. Not distinguishing the boy's unresponsiveness as sleep, the robot, in a humorous reversal, fears the boy has malfunctioned and carries him back to his laboratory, where he gives him oil and begins to prepare a new battery when, just in time, the not-evil-at-all inventor shows up to put things right. The spare text ( Boy! You-are-fixed! ) replicates the steady beats of the simple yet comedic story, while Yaccarino's expressive, quirky, and humorously geometric gouache illustrations make the boy and robot's relationship all the more endearing. The final, nearly wordless pages, with snapshots of the friends at play, are priceless.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Imaginative and sweet-natured, Dyckman's picture-book debut centers on the relationship between a boy and a robot, whose mutual generosity embodies the very best that friendship has to offer. Scruffy haired Boy and red, bullet-shaped Bot hit it off immediately after they meet in the forest. But when a rock accidentally turns off Bot's power switch, Boy jumps into caregiver mode, taking Bot home, feeding him applesauce, reading him a story, and tucking him in for the night. And when Bot is inadvertently reactivated and finds Boy asleep, he reciprocates the only way he knows how, giving Boy oil, reading him an instruction manual, and bringing him a spare battery. Yaccarino's (All the Way to America) brightly colored gouache illustrations and chunky characterizations are filled with affection and create a warm and cheery environment from first page to last. Dyckman's pared-down prose gives the role-reversal story just enough drama, humor, and robot-inflected dialogue ("Boy! You-are-fixed!" cheers Bot when Boy wakes up) to keep children entertained for many re-readings. Ages 1-4. Agent: Scott Treimel, Scott Treimel NY. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Robots Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Picture Book Fiction
Science Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2012
2012
Contributors Yaccarino, Dan, illustrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780375987243
9780375987243
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