Friday, August 3, 2012

Book Review: Boy + Bot

One of Daven's current favorite things is robots. He loves to watch them on tv, play with bot bot toys and read books about them.

Surprisingly, our library doesn't have very many children's books about robots. A whole two of them came up on our last search of the catalog.

I was happy to come across Boy + Bot within the ebook section. We read it together as soon as I checked it out and downloaded it.

Ame Dyckman tells a story of a boy who finds a robot in the woods and they instantly become friends. When Bot's power switch accidentally gets turned off, the boy is very upset, thinking that the bot is sick. He brings the bot home to try to fix him.

After his attempts fail, the boy covers the bot up in his room and falls asleep. His parents open the door to check on him in the night and this trips the power switch on Bot.

Bot charges up, but finds that there is something wrong with the boy. Is he sick? He takes the boy home to try to fix him.

I won't tell the whole story, but I'm sure you can tell that there is a happy ending. It's such a cute book and I love the illustrations. Daven liked being able to "turn the page" on my iPad and was excited by the pictures of the robot.

This is Ame's first book and was published just this year. I hope that she continues to write for children. We've read through it a few times already today. It's a good thing I've got it out on a 21 day loan!


  1. Awww, love this sweet review! I'm so happy your little one digs our book! If he'd like BOY + BOT swag, just give me a shout. THANKS! :) --Ame

  2. We'd love anything you've got! He's obsessed!

    Are you working on a new book yet?