Saturday, June 23, 2012
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
Boy and Bot are friends and care about each other. However, they have this small misunderstanding they need to clear up...
Knopf sent me a copy of this children's picture book for review (thank you). It has been published, so you can get a copy at your local bookstore.
I wondered what Ms. Dyckman was going to do with a Bot in a children's story. She very pleasantly surprised me with a cute tale about the differences between the two. Dan Yaccarino did the illustrations and they're great. The Bot looks like metal and the Boy has freckles on his nose and spiky hair. You can see why they are attracted to each other.
Boy thinks the Bot is broke when it's turned off. Bot thinks the Boy is malfunctioning when he sleeps. The only way to solve this misunderstanding is to discuss it. Sounds a lot like real life, doesn't it?
This is a cute tale any little one should do enjoy. The bright illustrations will draw them in and the tale will entertain them.