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Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman

Boy and Bot

by Ame Dyckman, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)

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A young boy playing in the wilderness of what looks like the great northwest encounters a robot, the two are quick to make friends, and spend the rest of the day in each others company. Rolling down a hill, the robot accidentally switches himself off, and the boy doesn't quite understand the situation. Assuming he is sick (a human experience), he takes him home, and comforts him as such. It is in the night that the boys parents check on him, and unknowingly turn the robot back on, who encounters the sleeping boy. The robot does not understand what is wrong with the boy, and assumes he is malfunctioning (a robot experience). Caring for him as such, it upon the return to the robots dwelling that his creator tells him that he is not a robot, but a boy. This endearing story shares a diversity not of this earth, but a true friendship that cares for no differences of being, and the fun that can be had regardless. ( )
  candyceutter | Sep 6, 2015 |
This science fiction picture book is about a boy who meets a robot in the woods. The boy and the robot play all day and have fun with one another. At the end of the day bot falls asleep, and boy thinks he needs to fix him. He gives him applesauce, he reads him a story, none of which help. Finally the boy falls asleep. When the Robot's battery is recharged he wakes up while the boy is still asleep and thinks he needs to fix the boy. The robot gives him oil and tries to plug him in to charge his battery. In the end they learn that they both recharge in different ways, however they can still be good friends. ( )
  sommerkirk | Apr 21, 2015 |
This scientific fictional book tells the story of a boy and a robot. The boy and the bot have two completely different personalities, but become friends. However, when they were playing in the woods, Bot's power was shut off. The boy tries to revive him at home but had no luck. Eventually Bot powers back up to find the boy asleep. He then tries to do his best to "fix" the boy, or wake him up. ( )
  BayleeWestrick | Apr 13, 2015 |
This is a science fiction book about a friendship that is formed between a robot and a boy. This book is a great book for the science fiction genre because it is not scary like most science fiction books can be. The concept of friendship in this book would make it a great read aloud for the class. The robot and the boy both learned from each other and even know they were very different they learned more about each other and became friends.
  kbuffum13 | Feb 7, 2015 |
Science fiction story the students will come up with their own bot and describe the bots features. They will write them down and then draw their picture to go along with their description. ( )
  hollyegirard | Nov 29, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375867562, Hardcover)

One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun.

But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies—applesauce, reading a story—don't help, so Boy tucks the sick Bot in, then falls asleep.

Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off. He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies: oil, reading an instruction manual. Nothing revives the malfunctioning Boy! Can the Inventor help fix him?

Using the perfect blend of sweetness and humor, this story of an adorable duo will win the hearts of the very youngest readers.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:45 -0400)

A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences.

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