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Annotation: A special sauce turns a boy into a robot, and he then transforms everyone and everything into robots, including the book.
Catalog Number: #109760
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Dial
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Illustrator: Salmieri, Daniel,
Pages: 48
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-525-42887-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-525-42887-9
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2014042197
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Subject Heading:
Robots. Fiction.
Language: English
Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* Do you love robots? Do you wish you had a magic formula that could turn ordinary things and even people into robots? We could do it if only we could locate some plaxico powder, gluten-free kookamonga flakes, and a few other special ingredients. An unseen narrator (or maybe the dog) encourages a young boy dressed up as a robot to dream big. The boy mixes up some Robo-Sauce, then transforms himself, his family, his house, and his friends into robots. With brilliantly inspired design, the book then urges readers to activate the "Robo-Story," and a gatefold illustration the size of four regular pages unfurls. Easy, step-by-step instructions lead readers to wrap that long page around the book, and ilà e whole thing has been transformed into a shiny "Robo-Book." In beeps and boops, the last few pages tell the story of the victorious robot uprising! The illustrations are rendered primarily in scratchy, childlike scribbles in muted earth tones with explosive bursts of fluorescent orange Robo-Sauce. As a tribute to the unpredictable power of imagination, this book will inspire potential young engineers to think outside the (cardboard) box. Libraries may need to reinforce the foldout page, but the paper engineering will work even if a cover is attached, and the energetic story is certainly worth the extra effort.
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Starred Review ALA Booklist (10/1/15)
Word Count: 703
Reading Level: 2.9
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 177388 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 600L

Fans of the best-selling Dragons Love Tacos will devour Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri’s newest story, a hilarious picture book about robots that magically transforms into a super shiny metal ROBO-BOOK.

FACT: Robots are awesome. They have lasers for eyes, rockets for feet, and supercomputers for brains! Plus, robots never have to eat steamed beans or take baths, or go to bed. If only there were some sort of magical “Robo-Sauce” that turned squishy little humans into giant awesome robots… Well, now there is.

Giggle at the irreverent humor, gasp at the ingenious fold-out surprise ending, and gather the whole family to enjoy a unique story about the power of imagination. It’s picture book technology the likes of which humanity has never seen!

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