Welcome to my stop on the review tour for Little Robot by Ben Hatke! I'm very excited to share my thoughts on the book with you, especially because I was able to read this with my daughter. There is also a giveaway provided by our friends at First Second Books!
Title: Little Robot
Author: Ben Hatke
Publisher: First Second (Macmillian)
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Acquired Via: Publisher
When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!
#1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.
I could review Little Robot like I normally do, but instead I'll tell you about my little girl's reaction to it. I have an eight year old daughter who is still trying to love reading. She doesn't read often, and she is very particular about what she will pick up. That being said, I had to pry Little Robot out of her hands so I could finally read it.
When I first started reading Little Robot, I noticed that it did not have a lot of words. I assumed that was why my daughter enjoyed reading the book, but that was only part of it. I had her sit down with me so we could look at it together, and she started telling me the story with her own words. Since she was familiar with the story and the frames, she turned the book into a Robot Cinderella Story because the little robot loses his foot at one point. The little girl is the hero and the fixer, and we both dug that idea very, very much.
The illustrations in Little Robot are brightly colored, descriptive, and exciting. They are so well done that there is not any real need for text. This kind of book is perfect for reluctant readers because, as I said before, they can make up their own stories to go with pictures, and there are no difficult words. Little Robot is so fun to look at that we both have gone back to it a few times.
Little Robot was a really fun read, and I'm sure that it will be pulled down from the bookshelf many times in the future. If you're looking for a lovely and imaginative graphic novel to read by yourself or with someone you love, Little Robot won't disappoint you.
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About the Author
Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl graphic novel trilogy and the picture book Julia's House for Lost Creatures. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters. His latest book is Little Robot.
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As I said before, thanks to our friends at First Second and Macmillan, I have a copy of Little Robot up for grabs for one lucky winner. All you have to do is fill out the little Rafflecopter form below.
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To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received a copy of the novel from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. It has in no way affected the outcome. All expressed opinions are awesome, honest, and courtesy of me.