The Robot Book

Heather Brown’s The Robot Book is everything a kids’ book about robots should be: sturdy, inventive, mechanical, and very hands on. Gears and cogs are mounted on every illustration, starting with the cover, which has a stylized, spinning “O.” I’d thought James had outgrown board books until we found The Robot Book by chance in a Vermont bookstore; it seems he has not. Children’s Book Review: “An interactive story that will enchant tinkerers of all ages. The working— and moving—gears, cogs, nuts, and bolts mounted on each beautifully illustrated spread will keep little fingers busy and imaginations engaged as the charming story reveals the secret behind what really makes the robot tick. The Robot Book is a unique way to introduce children to one of life’s most important lessons: It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” Not sure James gets the moral, but he certainly likes the book. Giggle factor: has more of a “wow” factor instead. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: five jelly jars. See a brief video on YouTube here.

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~ by kaychubbuck on January 20, 2011.

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