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New robobaby causes chaos!
December 2020 Book of the Month
The arrival of a new baby always turns things upside down even if, like this family, you are robots. Cathode can’t wait to meet her new baby brother but assembling little Flange proves trickier than anyone expected. Her mum and dad have a go before calling Uncle Manifold – Cathode notes he doesn’t follow the instructions or install the updates – and even as more relatives arrive, Flange is still malfunctioning. The chaos grows until Cathode and the family’s dog Sprocket find a way to distract the grown-ups long enough for Cathode to calmly get to work with her toolbox. The story is wonderfully funny and the robot family warm and loving, for all their metal bodies and rivets. As they finally settle down for the night, there’s one last surprise in baby Flange’s box too. Super!
When a new baby is delivered to a family of robots, the adults are flummoxed by technical difficulties. Big sister to the rescue!
A hilarious gem from David Wiesner, three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal.
The new baby book get a futuristic twist in this story of a robot family who order a state of the art, easy to assemble new addition but are flummoxed by technical challenges. -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller
Against the how-things-work mayhem, smooth fields of color, streamlined panel artwork, and fastidious speech bubble typography make every spread elegant. - Publishers Weekly
|Publication date:||3rd December 2020|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
|Collections:||Our favourite children's books of 2020,|
David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards. Three of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2007, making him only the second person in the award's long history to have won three times. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall and Sector 7.Wiesner grew up in suburban New Jersey, known to his ...More About David Wiesner