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LITTLE ROBOT by Ben Hatke

Today's review is a bit overdue - I read this book as soon as I got it, which was in advance of its release date - then put it aside. Glad I found it and read it again, so I could post about it!

This wonderful graphic novel is about an enterprising little girl who knows her way around. What I mean about that is not just that she knows the landscape (though she does), but also that she knows how to use tools. And seriously, knowing how to use tools properly is an important skill for all girls. I know I have benefited from it greatly over the years, from knowing the proper way to use a hammer, screwdriver, and wrench to knowing how to use a power sander, power drill, and power saw. But I digress . . . a little.

In this graphic novel, a small robot falls off the back of a truck, and is discovered and repaired by our enterprising main character, who wants the Little Robot to be her friend and show it the things she likes in the world.



Little Robot doesn't mind being her friend, but it also wants to find more robots to be friends with. All this while a giant robot retriever is stomping about trying to retrieve/capture Little Robot and take it back to the factory.

An absorbing, engaging story about childhood friendships, imagination, and ingenuity. With a robot dance party, no less.

For a review of a graphic novel best suited for teens, check out my post from Tuesday at Guys Lit Wire, about Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu.


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angeladegroot
Jun. 17th, 2016 04:34 pm (UTC)
I read this one a little while back and LOVED it.
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