Monday, April 9, 2012

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

It's not every day that a boy meets a robot, but this boy and this bot discover that they can have a lot of fun together. But when the robot gets accidentally switched off, the boy is stumped as to how to help him. Can the boy and the robot ever be friends again?

Dan Yaccarino is one of my favourite illustrators working today, and I'm always so excited by his art. Coupled with this debut story from Ame Dyckman, this is a book that I can easily see kids getting excited about, too. Robots (like dinosaurs) are a great crowd pleaser, and this story takes what, on paper, is a very simple storyline and lets it be a simple story. The pictures and the reader's imagination expand to fill in any empty spaces. It's a lovely story about friendship and learning about others' differences and the love and affection that can grow between a boy and a robot.

Check out Ame Dyckman's website and Dan Yaccarino's website.

I received an advance review copy from Edelweiss courtesy of Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
Lawn to Lawn by Dan Yaccarino
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Caroline! I'm really happy you like the book! :)