Little Robot
Little Robot
Little Robot
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Little Robot

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Author: Hatke, Ben

Brand: First Second

Edition: Illustrated

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Binding: Hardcover

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 144

Release Date: 01-09-2015

Details: Product Description When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!In the Eisner-winning graphic novel, Little Robot, New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages. From School Library Journal Gr 2–4—Once again Hatke delivers a delightful graphic novel with a positive female role-model, fun non-humans, and a message of friendship. When a brown-skinned cherubic girl chances upon a robot that looks like a trash can, she finds a friend worth protecting. Each day they explore the junkyard and the surrounding forest, with the little girl acting as a guide to new sights and concepts. Both love playing together, but when the robot wants to leave, things go downhill. It is up to this resourceful girl to save him from the bad bots of the factory. With her trusty wrench in hand, she repairs parts, builds traps, and fixes hearts. Like the characters in the movie Wall-E, these robots have a limited range of facial expressions, so they "speak" and emote in sound effects. Changes in font size, punctuation, and position play just as large a role in comprehension as body language and composition. It's Hatke's skill in communicating the narrative and emotional complexities through visual cues that makes this such a strong offering. Though the girl and her bot start their journeys separately and in silence, by the end, music and friends surround them. Young readers, and those new to graphica, will find the easy-to-follow illustrations, large borderless panels, and steady pace welcoming. VERDICT A pleasantly colorful adventure of discovery and friendship. Highly recommended.—Rachel Forbes, Oakville Public Library, Ontario, Canada Review A Kirkus Best Middle Grade Book of 2015A Texas Little Mavericks Title"A tale of friendship and the joys of tinkering." ―The New York Times"The absolute best thing ever." ―io9"Girls meets robot. Robot meets girl. Girl and robot become unlikely best friends . . . and take on the world." ―Entertainment Weekly“Ben is awesome, and so are his books!” ―Kazu Kibuishi, author of the Amulet series“Tonight’s bedtime story.” ―Rainbow Rowell, author of Fangirl“Girl power at its best. A sure winner!” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review“A pleasantly colorful adventure of discovery and friendship. Highly recommended.” ―School Library Journal, starred review“Subtly inventive in both vision and execution, this one begs to be read again and again.” ―Booklist, starred review“Well-plotted and -paced, this engaging story of loneliness, bravery, and friendship builds to a satisfying and sweet conclusion.” ―The Horn Book"Hatke’s got a knack for early elementary graphic novels, and the unnamed protagonist here is just as endearing, memorable, and clever as Zita (from Zita the Spacegirl)." ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books About the Author Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English