Robots, Robots Everywhere!

Do you remember the wonderful Little Golden Books from your childhood, the ones with the gold foil on the spines?  Robots, Robots Everywhere! (Little Golden Book) by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Bob Staake is a delightful new addition to the classic line. robots-robots-everywhere

The text is fast-paced and energetic, sure to hold a young person’s attention:

“On the ground
And in the air
Robots, robots
everywhere!”

Although it looks and sounds like fiction – with Sue Fliess’ pitch-perfect rhymes and Bob Staake’s whimsical and imaginative illustrations – Robots, Robots is really nonfiction. It points out how ubiquitous and useful robots have become. Once you start reading this book to a child, you will realize robots are indeed everywhere.

You can get a good feel for what the book is like in this trailer:

 

Yes, I do want one. (Robot vacuum cleaners, which are mentioned in the book, are a writer’s best friend because you can vacuum and write at the same time.)

Reading Robots, Robots Everywhere! is an innovative way for children to find out more about robots and all their uses. It is so catchy, young readers are sure to want it read over and over again. Let’s introduce the next generation to the thrill of Little Golden Books by introducing them to this book!

Related activities:

The illustrations in the book are sure to inspire children to want to make a robot craft.

Gather:

  • Paper plates
  • Paper bowls (optional)
  • Chenilles
  • Markers and/or crayons
  • Assorted doo-dads like pom poms, wheel pasta, nuts and bolts, plastic straws (make sure the sizes are age appropriate)
  • Glue
  • Aluminum foil strips
  • Construction paper (cut into shapes for the pre-scissors crowd)
  • Paint (optional)

Allow the children to use their imaginations and design their own robots. Encourage them to think outside of the human-form stereotypes.

If you want more ideas, Kids Craft Weekly has a Robots Issue.

Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Series: Little Golden Book
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Golden Books (August 6, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0449810798
ISBN-13: 978-0449810798

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Comments

Robots, Robots Everywhere! — 6 Comments

  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I can see using this in an upcoming workshop I’ll be holding in a couple weeks focusing on nonfiction children’s literature. Might be good to promote critical thinking about resources.
    Tammy
    Apples with Many Seeds

  2. Tammy,

    That is a great idea, looking a content rather than illustrations, etc. to determine whether a book is fiction or not. This would be a perfect choice.

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