Boy + Bot

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Boy + Bot
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1+
Release Date
April 10, 2012
ISBN
978-0375867569
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One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun.

But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies—applesauce, reading a story—don't help, so Boy tucks the sick Bot in, then falls asleep.

Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off. He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies: oil, reading an instruction manual. Nothing revives the malfunctioning Boy! Can the Inventor help fix him?

Using the perfect blend of sweetness and humor, this story of an adorable duo will win the hearts of the very youngest readers.

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Adorable story of friendship
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4.0
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4.0
This story is a great read on friendship. It's cute, simple and entertaining. My young boys loved the interaction between the Boy and the Robot and we read this story over and over.

Not only is the story entertaining, but it's a great way to talk about friendship and helping out others.

I highly recommend this book for any ages (especially young readers).
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Odd Friends are Awesome!
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4.0
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4.0
In Boy + Bot, two new and very different friends don’t understand at first how they need different things. Bot needs oil while Boy does not; Boy needs to sleep while Bot does not. The illustrations in this book are simple and clean. Perhaps they are slightly too simple for older children who have grown to appreciate details and looking for little special things in pictures. However, preschooler and babies will like the big, colorful artwork.

As a story time book, this picture book works well when reading to a group of preschoolers. It’s a good size book, which makes it way more interesting for kids, since they can see the pictures easily. Also, the simple illustrations are really good if you’re reading to a very young crowd; they’re not interested in the details, they’re just interested in the funny pictures and bright colors. I found that it was a lot of fun to give Bot a robotic voice and give the scientist a funny accent, too. The kids at the story time I was reading at thought that was hilarious, and they liked trying to talk like Bot.

Both boys and girls will probably like this book, but boys might be more interested in it because a little boy is the main character. However, any young kid with a love for robots will probably think this book is nifty. It’s not a must-have for a pre-school collection, but it is a nice addition if you need or would like something about robots.
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Funny and cute!!
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5.0
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This cute little book is super sweet, and incredibly funny. I think that everyone must read this book, its a short picture book, so I think you could spare the time. I think the most funniest part is where they try to wake each other up, the different ways, none which will ever work. Funny.

The illustrations are simply brilliant, they are simple yet complicated. They are full of colour that makes you say WOW. I believe this book has everything write with it.

Everyone should read this delight of a book, its simply adorable!!
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