The Twelve Bots of Christmas: 06/08/13
I know Nathan Hale mostly through his work as an illustrator for Shannon Hale's pair of graphic novels, Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack. After Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School, The Twelve Bots of Christmas is the second Nathan Hale picture book I've read.
The title pretty much sums up the plot. It's a robotic parody of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." My musically inclined daughter insisted that we sing the book. As lyrics the book ended up being a tongue twister for me.
Our favorite part of the book though is the artwork. The different types of robots are what make this book. They're somewhat retro and somewhat Futurama. It's hard not to compare all these Christmas themed bots to Robot Santa.