Synopses & Reviews
This is Robomop, a hardworking robot who's good at his job, which is cleaning...well, yes, the public restroom. But it's not all mopping, slopping, rubbing, and scrubbing. Robomop also does a wicked honky-tonk dance to the window washer's radio, and he dreams of seeing the sun and sky. So when he's carried outside one day, Robomop believes his wish has come true at last. Has it? Well one thing is for certain: for this little robot, finding his place in the world means never giving up trying.
"This one should hit the top of many bedtime stacks."
"Offers up a happy ending that involves friendship, love, and, well, honky-tonk music."
"This humorous story shows that everyone has a place in the world and should never give up. The illustrations are reminiscent of vintage picture books and brightly fill each page....A unique addition."
One of Daily Candy's Favorite Spring Books for Kids: "Pure silliness that somehow all computes."
"Thrill to the geometric exuberance of these drawings . . . [plus] a stubbornly cheerful finale, and honky-tonk soundtrack throughout." -- 9 New Picture Books That Need Rescuing from Permanent Obscurity
"Rodriquez's whimsical illustrations. . .add to Taylor's uncommon tale. Educators looking for a new title to add to their books about persevering may find this to be that book."
Know what I do at night while you're asleep? Eat your trash, that's what! With ten wide tires, one really big appetite, and an even bigger smell, this truck's got it all. His job? Eating your garbage and loving every stinky second of it! And you thought nighttime was just for sleeping.
Named a best children's book of the year by Publishers Weekly and Parenting magazine, this acclaimed book about a garbage truck with the baddest attitude and the sharpest nose for the smelliest trash is now in a board book format.
About the Author
Kate McMullan is the author of many books for young readers, including Meg's Prairie Diary, a historical fiction trilogy set in St. Louis and Kansas in 1856. Ms. McMullan lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband and collaborator, noted illustrator Jim McMullan, their daughter, two cats, and a dog.