Most kid friendships start with one kid asking: "Want to play?" When the other kid is a robot, the answer is "Affirmative!" Boy and Bot have a great day until Bot's power switch gets bumped and he turns off. The boy asks, "Are you sick?" When Bot doesn't answer the Boy takes Bot home and does the things humans do to help each other feel better - a snack, a story, and a nap!
Boy takes a nap too. While he does, Bot's switch gets turned back on. Bot talks to Boy but Boy doesn't answer. "Did-you-malfunction?" Bot asks. And Bot does what robots do to fix each other - oil, reading the instruction manual, and a new battery!
FINALLY, Boy wakes up and Bot is powered up at the same time! Good times! Author: Ame Dyckman
Where's My Teddy? 93140
Knuffle Bunny Too: a Case of Mistaken Identity 1114786
Blueberries for Sal 373542
- Google Look Inside: Boy + Bot
- Google Preview: Boy + Bot
- GoodReads: Boy + Bot
- Official Website: Author Ame Dyckman
- Official Website: Illustrator: Dan Yaccarino
More books about robot friendships and adventures:
If you could have as many as you wanted, how many jelly beans would be enough? (I could eat a lot...except the black ones. I always gave those to my Mom.) Is a handful good? How about 10? How about 100? The kids in this book up the number of hoped for jelly beans until they get to a million. On each colorful page kids can watch the number grow in the pictures and actually count the jelly beans. Even a million! The million page fold out to make a giant poster of ONE MILLION COUNTABLE BEANS! For small children, it's often hard to tell the difference between one minute and 5 minutes...let alone big numbers like 100 or 1,000 or 10,000. This book is a great way to introduce the big numbers. And it's funny, which is always an A+ way to end a book. Author: Andrea Menotti
- Amazon Look Inside: How Many Jelly Beans?
- GoodReads: How Many Jelly Beans?
- Google Preview: How Many Jelly Beans?
More books to help get a handle on numbers, the big ones as well as amount words like "pair" and "couple" and concepts like "more than" and "less than"!:
"But I'm not tired!" I know you've heard this. Many nights. Maybe every night! It's so hard for kids to stop when playing is so much fun. The trick is winding them down for a good sleep while they are still having fun. We are all familiar with the "stayed up too late" meltdown!
In this story a little girl really doesn't want to go to bed. She protests all the while her parents are gently moving her through the rituals of bedtime: putting on pajamas, washing her face, brushing her teeth.
When she is finally tucked in she wants to know if everything in the whole world has to go to sleep. What follows is a listing of several animals and how they sleep ending with the tiger...because yes, even energetic ferocious tigers need to go to sleep. Sleep! It's good for you! Author: Mary Logue
- Amazon Look Inside: Sleep Like a Tiger
- GoodReads: Sleep Like a Tiger
- KidsReads: Sleep Like a Tiger
- GoogleBooks: Sleep Like a Tiger
- Mary Logue Official Website
Here is a sampling of favorite bedtime stories from IndyPL Children's Librarians. These are the stories that make saying goodnight fun!:
Chloe loves to make stuff. Out of anything. Craft supplies. Stuff she finds around the house. Trash. Stuff that doesn't belong to her - like her Dad's shirt! She is one creative girl! When she gets invited to a friend's birthday party she is determined to make something truly special. Her motivation? Jealousy! I know, not what you expected. She wants to give her friend a gift at least as good as what one of the other guests is bringing! She comes up with something perfect...in fact, it is SO perfect it erases the jealousy and makes all three girls smile. The best gifts really are the homemade kind! Author: Kelly DiPucchio
- Amazon Look Inside: Crafty Chloe
- GoogleBooks: Crafty Chloe
- GoodReads: Crafty Choloe
- Facebook: Crafty Chloe
- Kelly DiPucchio Official Website
- The Crafty Chloe Make Stuff Blog
- Ready to Read on Pinterest
More books about craft loving kids:
While on a picnic, Rabbit and Mouse look at everything that happens in a different way--Rabbit produces an apple, Good news!, Mouse finds a worm in it, Bad news! Rabbit produces a piece of cake, Good news!, Mouse sees a bee on it, Bad news!. Rabbit sees only the glass half full, Mouse sees only the glass half empty. Rabbit is Spongebob Squarepants and only sees every situation as something WONDERFUL! Mouse is Squidward and only finds something TERRIBLE.
When their adventures take a hair raising turn Mouse finally loses it...and subsequently makes Rabbit cry...leading him to make an effort to see the good and cheer Rabbit up. A great story for Findng happiness in the simple things and for keeping disappointments in the proper perspective. You can complain...or you can find the bright side! Author: Jeff Mack
- Amazon Look Inside: Good News Bad News
- Google Preview: Good New Bad News
- GoodReads: Good News Bad News
- Jeff Mack Official Website
Otto lives inside a book. He loves it when someone reads his story. He also likes to get out of his book when no one is looking and read OTHER books. Otto loves stories!
One day, something terrible happens...someone moves his book when he is not in it and he is left stranded without a book home. Like all story loving adventurers, Otto packs a bag and sets out to find a new home. He tries several different places until he discovers just the perfect place. Somewhere with books. And kids who read them. And other book bears. Can you guess where that is? Author: Katie Cleminson
- Amazon Look Inside: Otto the Book Bear
- Google Preview: Otto the Book Bear
- GoodReads: Otto the Book Bear
You just never know what might be happening at the Library; book bears, battling books, mice, lions, mastadons and dragons! Are the adventures just INSIDE the pages?
Vernon, the most lovably illustrated toad you will ever see, finds Bird while he's out foraging for interesting things. At the very first he's scavenging through the trash and I love him already. He knows how to find treasure in all that junk and part of the fun of this book is looking at the pictures to see how he "re-purposes" the junk he finds.
One such treasure is Bird, who doesn't talk much. Vernon is determined to find Bird a suitable home and takes him on a journey to find it in a teacup boat. In the spirit of Are You My Mother? and The Best Nest, Vernon visits all kinds of possible homes until he finds the perfect perch for Bird. Author: Philip C. Stead
- Amazon Look Inside: A Home for Bird
- Google Preview: A Home for Bird
- Mcmillan: A Home for Bird Picture Gallery
- Philip C. Stead Official Website
Kids love stories with a pattern. During Vernon and Bird's journey they visit a series of places that COULD be a home for Bird and Vernon asks the same question, "Here?" or "How about here?" Kids will love pointing out why some of the places Vernon chooses might not work and what makes some of the the ideas so silly! A child might also wonder, "Why doesn't Bird like that one?" Here are some more stories with the same kind of pattern...repeatedly asking "how about this one?" in search of the perfect answer; in these stories, the perfect home: