Synopses & Reviews
The story of an irresistible friendship between a boy and a robot, now in board for little hands.
One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun. But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he’s sick! So Boy tucks the bot into bed and falls asleep. Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off. He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies: oil, reading an instruction manual. Nothing revives the malfunctioning boy! Can the Inventor help fix him?
Using the perfect blend of sweetness and humor, this story of an adorable duo will win the hearts of the very youngest readers.
"Dyckman’s pared-down prose gives the role-reversal story just enough drama, humor, and robot-inflected dialogue…to keep children entertained for many re-readings." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Dyckman’s debut offers pitch-perfect pacing and gentle humor…. As Boy and Bot would say, it’s 'affirmative' that this book will be a hit." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"The final, nearly wordless pages, with snapshots of the friends at play, are priceless." Booklist (Starred Review)
About the Author
Ame Dyckman writes picture books, hula hoops, and puts coins in people’s parking meters. She lives in New Jersey with her family and pets: black cats, hermit crabs, fish, and a demanding-but-adorable squirrel named Willie. She is the author of Boy and Bot, about which The New York Times wrote, "It’s simply impossible to imagine... not wanting to be friends with this book," as well as Tea Party Rules, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award.
Dan Yaccarino is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than 30 books to his credit. Dan is also the creator of the animated TV series Oswald and Willa’s Wild Life, and he designed the characters for The Backyardigans.