Thursday, November 29, 2012

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman

I wanted to really love this one.  I did.

Don't get me wrong-- I like it.  It's cute.  But it just didn't quite do it for me.

No idea why.

The kids seemed to like it when we read it.... but I don't think it's been requested since.  Not even by Mister.  Which kind of says something.

Here's the Goodreads summary... since I'm too tired and pregnant to come up with my own:

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.

Anyway, overall, cute, but nothing super special.

(I found this title on a blog post that was a list of 11 new cool picture books... which I found on Pinterest... but did not pin.... and therefore now can't find.)

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