Boy + Bot: 05/11/13
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman, with illustrations by Dan Yaccarino, is another unusual friendship book. A pinecone collecting boy finds a robot in the forest. Though they are very different, they are instant friends.
The robot runs low on charge, so the boy tries to fix it. He tries every home remedy that his mother uses. Then, of course, just as the bot comes to, the boy falls asleep and we get to see the robot home remedies.
It's a cute book and up for a number of awards. But it didn't WOW me like it has other reviewers. It comes down the line after many "something and something" type or "something vs something" books. My favorite of this recent crop is still Shark vs. Train. I didn't think Boy + Bot pushed the envelope as much as it could have.