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The Robot Book by Heather Brown

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing (Accord Publishing)

Pages: 12

Publishers Summary: The Robot Book (Accord Publishing) by Heather Brown is an interactive story that will enchant tinkerers of all ages. The working— and moving—gears, cogs, nuts, and bolts mounted on each beautifully illustrated spread will keep little fingers busy and imaginations engaged as the charming story reveals the secret behind what really makes the robot tick.
The Robot Book is a unique way to introduce children to one of life’s most important lessons: It’s what’s on the inside that counts. With striking artwork, interactive components, and a poignant message, it’s impossible not to fall in love with The Robot Book.

The Turkeybird Speaks: This is by far the coolest book I have ever owned! Really! All the pieces move and work together. Wow! I’m so into moving things and learning how they all work, this was the best book anyone could have ever given me. I can read it too, because it’s not really long…and the words are made up of nuts & bolts. So so neat!

Every page has a piece to move and a part that turns because of something else. My mom said it’s a lot like an old clock, but I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like that in real life. It was still so cool! The end is also really neat when you open up the robot to see all his parts that make him a whole robot. This is a book you have to see, because it’s just so neat! Probably my favorite book ever!

Mom’s Two Cents: A mouth that moves, eyes that roll and a heart that brings a robot to life; these are just some of the things you’ll find in Heather Brown’s The Robot Book. A book about pieces to the bigger whole of what makes this little robot very unique indeed. Teaching children to value the person on a whole and appreciating what’s inside before judging them based on an individual “part”.

This truly is one of the most amazing books I’ve (we’ve) ever been given the opportunity to review. From the moment I opened the book I knew the Turkeybird was going to love it. In fact, were it not for the fact that Littlebug would destroy the poor robot, she’d probably spend more unsupervised time with this book as well. Turkeybird looks for this book each day and spends so much time turning and talking. I’m almost positive he has the entire book memorized by now.

Each page has little cogs, parts, and knobs that turn and move with the others. For little one’s with an aptitude for learning how things work, this is the perfect book. The pieces that move together are big enough that little hands have no problems getting them to work together. Not only that, The Robot Book has a wonderful message that shares the importance of looking beyond the parts that make up a person/robot and look at the whole; what’s on the inside. As they explore this interactive book they become more acquainted with this little robot and learn he may have lots of fun parts, but it’s what’s in his heart that truly is the best.

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2 to 6. For little ones with a love of moving/mechanical things, this will be the perfect interactive book, but it will also teach an incredible message about the importance of valuing others.

*Please* take a look at the book trailer! It’s a MUST see!


Thanks to the wonderful people at Andrews McMeel Publishing I have a fantastic giveaway to offer There’s A Book readers! Thank you! Take a look at what two(2) winners have the opportunity to win:

One copy of each of the following:
The Robot Book
A copy of another Accord favorite: When I’m Big

Details: Two winners will be chosen at random after the contest closes. You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Only one entry per household. Giveaway is open to US/Canadian Residents only. The giveaway will run from November 9, 2010 until November 26, 2010 midnight EST.

This book was provided for review and giveaway by the publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing. Thank you!
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9 Responses to Book Review and Giveaway: The Robot Book by Heather Brown

  1. What a great book! What child wouldn’t love this? Nice review, thanks.

    Great contest too!

  2. Gina says:

    Another cutie patooty book, but this time for guys and gals. I can definitely see the appeal in regards to this one….who doesn’t want to play with all the moving parts and stuff… ^_^ Good job on the review!

  3. Katie says:

    I love The Robot Book before even reading it! I definitely need to track this one down as a Christmas present for my little nieces and nephews.

  4. These are so cute! My grandbebes would LOVE them! I already have The Robot Book on my Christmas list, so if I win it, that would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Looks like a cool book – I loved the trailer too.

  6. This book sounds great! My daughter loves books that have pieces she can manipulate. Unfortunately she gets a little over enthusiastic sometimes and the pieces come off but she has a ton of fun with them.

  7. Julie says:

    This looks great! My kids would love it!

  8. Tina S. says:

    By son would absolutely love these books!

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