Robot in Love

Children's Book and Media Review, Apr 2019

By Samantha Bullock, Published on 04/12/19

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Robot in Love

Robot in Love Samantha Bullock Follow this and additional works at: BYU ScholarsArchive Citation Bullock, Samantha () "Robot in Love," Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40 : Iss. 2 , Article 191. Available at: Author T. L. McBeth Illustrator T. L. McBeth Reviewer Samantha Bullock Rating Excellent Level Preschool Publisher Godwin Books ISBN 9781250185938 Book Review Robot?s day is humming along as it normally does?until a beautiful stranger catches his eye and shorts his circuits. Robot is shy as can be and tries to get up the courage to speak to this lovely lady. He walks by their meeting spot, he thinks about her all day, and finally he is ready to go back again and say hello. But when he arrives, she has disappeared! Robot is first devastated, but then he hatches a plan. He searches until he finds her inside their meeting spot, and his love is finally revealed to be a shiny toaster! The two then enjoy a romantic escape and presumably live happily ever after. Robot in Love is sure to delight preschoolers with its charming cartoon-style illustrations, embedded visual comedy, and a suspenseful search for Robot?s mystery woman. The final reveal of her being a toaster is goofy and endearing. This book utilizes a limited color pallet of mainly red, pink, and gray, but the bold cuteness of cartoon Robot and his romantic exploits utilizes it well. This book would make a quality one-on-one read aloud so that children can get a good look at the engaging illustrations of visually expressive, comical Robot. This book?s main value lies in its entertainment potential, as it lacks a definite moral or message, though it is definitely sweet, positive, and overall, heartwarming.

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