The Resource Love, Z, Jessie Sima

Love, Z, Jessie Sima

Label
Love, Z
Title
Love, Z
Statement of responsibility
Jessie Sima
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A little robot named Z finds a message in a bottle signed, "Love, Beatrice" and, unable to learn what love is from other robots, sets out on a quest to find the answer
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 3–A young robot named Z finds a message in a bottle signed "Love, Beatrice" and is determined to find Beatrice, hoping she will help reveal the meaning of this mysterious word: love. Along the way, Z encounters many people and animals, none of whom are Beatrice, but they all are happy to help Z figure out the meaning of love. "Love is sharing your food even when it's delicious" says the crow. "Love is wishing on a star" says a child at recess. "Love is lawn gnomes!" says another. Absolutely none of these answers compute for Z. Just when Z is about to give up, they finally meet Beatrice and she explains that "love is difficult to explain" but that "you'll know it when you feel it." With a little help from the other robots, Z finally understands. They find their way back home, where love was waiting all along. Sima's cheerful, digital illustrations radiate warmth as they depict adorable Z's journey. This sweet and humorous story reminds readers that love can be found in familiar things like a bedtime story, a night light, and a goodnight kiss. VERDICT This tender and entertaining story is recommended for all libraries.—Elizabeth Blake, Brooklyn Public Library --Elizabeth Blake (Reviewed 12/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 12, p70)
  • /* Starred Review */ Z, a robot with a boxy head, pincer arms, and kind, yellow eyes, discovers a message in a bottle that’s “too smudgy to read,” but ends, “Love, Beatrice.” The robot seeks out the meaning of the two words, but the robots in its family cannot compute its meaning. With a paper hat atop its head and a bindle over one shoulder, Z journeys via cat-helmed boat through a narrow waterway, meeting a beaver, a turtle, and a crow feeding its chicks: “Love is sharing your food, even when it’s delicious,” the crow says. A friendly baker shares her definition of love, and children on a playground have their own ideas: “Love is lawn gnomes!” and “Love is wishing on a star!” The varying definitions don’t add up for Z, who worries about understanding love’s meaning. Characteristic illustrations by Sima (Not Quite Narwhal) playfully juxtapose friendly, angular robot characters with sunny meadows and cozy residences. Love, the robot finally learns, can be many different things—and sometimes it’s closer to home than one realizes. Ages 4–8. (Dec.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 11/12/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 46, p)
  • A young robot learns what love is. Out playing, Z finds a message in a bottle, but all that's legible is "Love, Beatrice." Z asks the older robots what "love" is as they help the young one through the bedtime routine, but: "DOES NOT COMPUTE." So Z sets off to find both Beatrice and the meaning of love. Journeying in a boat that's captained by a cat, Z asks everyone they meet. But the crow's, baker's, and school children's ideas of love don't help Z understand. As night falls, the duo sail to an island. Who should live there but Beatrice, an old woman who thinks about her answer as she and Z bake cookies, play chess, and dance: "It's warm. And cozy. And safe. You'll know it when you feel it." Just as Z is ready to power down, the worried older robots arrive. And as they read a story, leave a light, and give a good-night kiss, Z finally has a word to go with the feeling that's been there all along. Sima's robots are gray 3-D shapes with oval glowing eyes, elongated or nonexistent noses, and line mouths. Their emotional expressions are limited to what their mouths and articulated arms are doing. The spring-bright colors surrounding the metal robots keep the book from feeling too heavy. Beatrice presents white; the other humans are notably diverse, including one child who uses a wheelchair. A good springboard for kids and their caregivers to talk about what love means to them. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10746888
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sima, Jessie
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4-8
LC call number
PZ7.1.S548
LC item number
Lov 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robots
  • Adventure stories
  • Romance fiction
  • Love
  • Robots
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Adventure stories
  • Robots
  • Romance fiction
Target audience
primary
Label
Love, Z, Jessie Sima
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1021060169
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781481496773
Lccn
2017059911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021060169
Label
Love, Z, Jessie Sima
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1021060169
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781481496773
Lccn
2017059911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021060169

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