The Resource Boy + Bot, by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Boy + Bot, by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Label
Boy + Bot
Title
Boy + Bot
Statement of responsibility
by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Title variation
Boy plus Bot
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-K — A small boy and a robot become playmates. When Bot's power switch accidentally gets turned off, his pal thinks he's sick and takes him home where he feeds him, reads him a story, and puts him to bed. When the boy's parents check on their sleeping son, they unknowingly bump the robot's switch and he turns back on. Seeing the sleeping boy, he thinks there has been a malfunction. The robot takes the boy to his home, squirts oil into the child's ear, and reads him a story. He thinks that Boy may need a new battery. When the Inventor shows up and sees what is happening, he shouts to Bot, which awakens the boy. The pals are relieved to see that each of them is in good repair. Although the two friends must part, they promise to meet again. And so they do. The gouache cartoon illustrations have bright colors and crisp lines. With its subtle humor, this one is sure to fly off the picture-book shelves, as what little boy doesn't want a robot for a friend?—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI --Ieva Bates (Reviewed March 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 03, p120)
  • /* Starred Review */ Imaginative and sweet-natured, Dyckman’s picture-book debut centers on the relationship between a boy and a robot, whose mutual generosity embodies the very best that friendship has to offer. Scruffy haired Boy and red, bullet-shaped Bot hit it off immediately after they meet in the forest. But when a rock accidentally turns off Bot’s power switch, Boy jumps into caregiver mode, taking Bot home, feeding him applesauce, reading him a story, and tucking him in for the night. And when Bot is inadvertently reactivated and finds Boy asleep, he reciprocates the only way he knows how, giving Boy oil, reading him an instruction manual, and bringing him a spare battery. Yaccarino’s (All the Way to America) brightly colored gouache illustrations and chunky characterizations are filled with affection and create a warm and cheery environment from first page to last. Dyckman’s pared-down prose gives the role-reversal story just enough drama, humor, and robot-inflected dialogue (“Boy! You-are-fixed!” cheers Bot when Boy wakes up) to keep children entertained for many re-readings. Ages 1–4. Agent: Scott Treimel, Scott Treimel NY. Illustrator’s agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 6, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 06, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Dyckman's debut offers pitch-perfect pacing and gentle humor in a sweet story about a friendship that prevails over confusion. Boy and Bot immediately hit it off and play together until Bot's power switch gets bumped. Instead of realizing the problem, Boy thinks something is wrong with his new friend, so he brings him home and unsuccessfully tries to rouse Bot with applesauce and books. While Boy is asleep that night, Bot's power switch gets bumped again, and he thinks there's something wrong with Boy. With pleasing parallel structure, Bot brings Boy home and tries to revive him with oil and by reading aloud an instruction manual. He wonders if putting a new battery into Boy will solve the problem, but an inventor suddenly appears and shouts, "Stop! That is a boy!" The shouting awakens Boy, and then the inventor drives him home. Throughout, Yaccarino's stylized gouache paintings heighten the text's humor, but their greatest contributions come in the final, nearly wordless spreads depicting the two wide-awake friends' happy, ongoing companionship. Perhaps these closing scenes anticipate more stories to come about these friends, since, as Boy and Bot would say, it's "affirmative" that this book will be a hit. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10078019
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyckman, Ame
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.D9715
LC item number
Bo 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
NLM call number
Dyc
Reading level
1.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yaccarino, Dan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robots
  • Friendship in children
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Individual differences
  • Friendship
  • Robots
  • Friendship
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Friendship
  • Friendship in children
  • Individual differences
  • Robots
Target audience
preschool
Label
Boy + Bot, by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn731536299
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375867569
Lccn
2011016682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780375967573
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)731536299
Label
Boy + Bot, by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn731536299
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375867569
Lccn
2011016682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780375967573
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)731536299

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