Monday, October 12, 2009

MONDAY: Mama Robot

This starts as a sort of sad little story about a boy with a busy mom who decides to build a Mama Robot to fill in the gaps for his own mama. But, as you might guess, he takes things a little far. Mama Robot lets him skip brushing his teeth, eat whatever he wants, and she does all of his homework. While that might be fun for awhile, he realizes that Mama Robot is no fun to snuggle and hug, so he decides to dismantle Mama Robot and make something new.

I loved the illustrations - they are often the first thing that will draw me to pick up a book. I think the picture book-set will love the book with its helpful Mama Robot. The mamas reading the book might be a little more distressed by the lonely little boy who feels he needs a robot to fill in when his mom isn't around, but everything works out in the end.

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