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How do the robot children of Clackentown spend snow days? They have supersonic snowball fights, make robot angels with wing nuts moving up and down, take hot oil baths to thaw out the joints, and receive eskimo kisses on metal noses at bedtime.
Author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator David Barneda team up to tell a hilarious story about two favorite subjects—robots and snow days!
"Combining two of kids' favorite things--snow and robots--Reynolds's highly inventive story features a robot family preparing for school ('Brush off fenders,/ shine and clean./ Cereal with gasoline'), only to discover that it's a snow day. Barneda's imaginative acrylics and colored pencil illustrations depict robots making snow angels, sledding, and eventually being frozen by 'a crushing wind-chill factor' into ice cubes, to be towed home by their loving parents ('Robot kids? Refrigerated./ Robot parents? ACTIVATED!'). Reynolds creates a robot world ordinary enough that readers should easily relate, and the poetic form allows for some creative rhymes and details ('Surprises in the scenery/ send shocks to their machinery'). After warming up, the robot children are tucked into bed with a loving good night 'Eskimo kiss on metal nose.' Ages 5 — 8. (Oct.) Two new books take a close look at two American icons over the decades." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
How do the robots of Clackentown celebrate snowdays? Reynolds and Barneda team up to tell an innovative and hilarious story. Full color.
About the Author
AARON REYNOLDS is the author of many acclaimed books for kids, including Chicks and Salsa, Superhero School, and the Joey Fly, Private Eye graphic novel series. Aaron collects robots and loves snow days, so Snowbots was a great smashup of these two wonderful things. He lives in Chicago with his family and a very large snowblower.
Visit Aaron on his Web site at www.aaron-reynolds.com.
DAVID BARNEDA is the illustrator of The Tickle Monster Is Coming! He loves drawing robots and making tracks on freshly fallen snow. He lives in sunny California, where people pay to have snow trucked in for birthday parties!
Visit David on his Web site at www.barneda.com.
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