Published by Random House Children's Books on April 10th 2012
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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.
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman is a very cute book for children of all ages. It’d be the perfect gift for children getting ready to start school, or just because. It’s a unique book that teaches children about the best things friendships have to offer.
The characters in Boy + Bot are believable, unique, and have relatable personalities. Boy meets a robot in the woods and they begin playing together. After a little mishap, Bot falls and his power switch gets flipped to off. Being unresponsive, Boy begins to worry and drags him home where he feeds him applesauce, reads him a story, and later tucks him in to bed. Boy then falls asleep, and Bot powers back on. That’s when the story flips. Boy is now asleep and unresponsive, so Bot begins to worry. He picks Boy up and carries him to Bot’s home. He gives Boy some oil and reads him an instruction manual. Eventually, Bot’s creator walks in and stops him. He explains to Bot that Boy is human. Bot and Boy learn about their differences and yet continue to be good friends.
This book teaches children to accept others despite any differences they may have. It teaches children that being a friend is taking care of one another and helping people when they are in need.
I would highly recommend reading this book during back-to-school time as it teaches the importance of being kind and caring to others which is a great way to start the year.
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