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Robot Dreams (edition 2007)

by Sara Varon, Sara Varon (Illustrator)

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Title:Robot Dreams
Authors:Sara Varon
Other authors:Sara Varon (Illustrator)
Info:First Second (2007), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 208 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:robot, dog, animals, human charcteristics, friendship, loss, coping, sadness, lonliness, imagination, dreams, seasons, wordless, graphic novel, youth, emotional

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Great illustrations! Good book to discuss repenting and thinking about your choices.
  cynalibo | Dec 7, 2014 |
This graphic novel uses its illustrations to tell a fantastical, but familiar story that will appeal to children and adults. The book begins with an anthropomorphised dog building a robot friend. They go to the beach together, but the robot rusts after swimming, and the dog leaves him lying on the beach. Over the course of a year, the dog copes with his guilt over leaving the robot, and the robot dreams of ways that he can get off of the beach. As the dog builds himself another robot, the robot is picked up, sold for scrap, and eventually made into a radio. In the end, both have new friends, but they have not forgotten about each other. There is no text, aside from the months of the year, but the cartoonish illustrations clearly tell the story. The art is a balance of heavy lines and pastel colors, and the robot’s dreams are done in sepia tones. The book begins and ends with small, single panels, giving the impression of fading in and out. Because there is no text, young readers need only to be able to infer the story from the illustrations. Adults will also enjoy the compelling narrative and unexpected detail. Robot Dreams is an excellent exploration of loss and healing that will appeal to any reader, young or old. Highly Recommended. Grade 4+. ( )
  kottenbrookk | Nov 26, 2014 |
A dog is best friends with a robot he builds, and when he must leave the robot behind, he must find a new life without him, while the robot dreams of his friend.
  lrubin75 | Oct 25, 2014 |
even though it made me sad ( )
  sraedi | Aug 24, 2014 |
I found this book in a pile of children's library books at our house and it looked interesting, so I gave it quick read. It's amazing. The pictures do an incredible job telling a complex story without dialog and mostly without words (the only words appear as book titles or box labels). The story is very imaginative, straddling the line between sci-fi and a buddy story. It's a world where dogs build robots and robots have dreams, and everyone wants a friend. I can't recommend this book highly enough, especially since it only took about 10 minutes to read. ( )
  sbloom42 | May 21, 2014 |
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Special thanks to my Mom, Maureen Panzera, & Tanya McKinnon
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The enduring friendship between a dog and a robot is portrayed in this wordless graphic novel.

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