Friday, June 1, 2012

Perfect Picture Book Friday: BOY + BOT (and a giveaway!)

Today I'm joining a bunch of others who promote picture books every Friday! I was lucky enough to win a copy of BOY + BOT in a giveaway from Laurisa Reyes, and I'd like to share it with one of you! Details for entering the giveaway are at the end of this post, and author Ame Dyckman signed this copy too, so that's extra cool.

BOY + BOT basics:
Author: Ame Dyckman; Illustrator: Dan Yaccarino
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Fiction book for ages 3 and up
Themes: friendship and understanding

Opening sentence: A boy was collecting pinecones in his wagon when he met a robot. 

Synopsis: A boy and a robot become friends. They are a lot alike, but when Bot accidentally turns off, Boy thinks he's sick. And when Boy falls asleep, Bot thinks Boy needs repair. Through understanding their differences, Boy and Bot can help one another and become even better friends.

Fun learning activities: Designing a cardboard box robot costume as well as investigating why people need food for energy and machines need oil or gas to operate would combine activities with kids who are more artistically bent with those who like the science of things.

Perfect Picture Book Friday was started by Susanna Hill, and you can find more books and activities right here!

To enter the giveaway for BOY + BOT simply comment on this post by Saturday, June 9th, 2012, by 8pm CDT. If you're a blog follower, you get two entries in the drawing. Winner announced on Sunday, June 10th. Ame Dyckman also sent some cute BOY + BOT prizes (like bracelets, stickers, mini frisbees and more) that I'll pass along to the winner too. 

Snuggle together with kids you love and share some books today! 

25 comments:

  1. My son would LOVE this book. Put me in the drawing, please! And I'm a blog follower. :)

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  2. I love this idea! Peter would think it's hilarious. Put me back in the bowl! :) (My name, that is. I'm too busy to sit in a bowl for a week.)

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  3. That looks terrific. I love the illustration AND the first sentence.

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  4. I'm so glad I found your blog via BOY+BOT. I'm following now. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  5. OK, this books looks AdOrAbLe!!! I'm glad to know about your blog and I'm your newest follower!

    Barbara
    The Corner On Character

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  6. Adorable. My son would be son into that book. Perfect for little boys :)

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  7. Oh, I am so glad you have added this to our PPPF selection! Google Friend wouldn't let me join so I shall try again later.

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  8. Love this book! Can't wait to read!

    gfc follower- colleen kosinski

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  9. Sign me up! I'd love a copy. I had recently written a story (and drew a pic!) for Susanna Hill's Birthday contest involving a "box bot": http://julierowanzoch.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/a-birthday-present-from-me-to-you/

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  10. This book is just adorable! Great choice, Barbara!

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  11. Hi Barbara. We love this book too. It was a big hit at my son's school. Also, I just recently met Laurisa at my first SCBWI event. What a nice lady. And now I know she has great taste in picture books too.

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  12. Great post, Barbara! :) This book is on my to-read list, glad to hear you liked it.

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  13. What an awesome concept for a PB. Wish my kids were still in to PBs. I used to love cuddling with them on the couch and reading to them. Okay, I still do that with my daughter, but I read early chapter books with her now. I miss the pictures of PBs. :(

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  14. And I didn't put a "what I loved" in this post, silly me. What I loved most (besides the illustrations) is the sweet and gentle friendship between Boy and Bot. If only the world would follow...

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  15. It looks like a great one, thanks Barbara!

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  16. I have seen a lot about this book! I would love to have it!

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  17. Thanks for letting us know about the giveaway!

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  18. This sounds like the cutest book ever! Thanks for the spotlight.

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  19. I have it on my library list. I'm looking forward to reading it. Nice to meet you through the PPBF list.

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  20. Great book, Barbara...and I would love to win it for my grandson. Books that help kids learn about creating positive friendships are high on my list...they've done some studies that show that kids (especially boys) need to form good friendships during preschool and kindergarten or their relationships suffer later on in life.
    I'm following you now with GFC. It's lovely to connect with you through PPBF. :)

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  21. What a great book! Thanks for sharing, am following you now.

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  22. this looks incredibly sweet, and the illustrations really catch my eye. can't believe i haven't read it yet!!

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  23. Awesome book. Can't wait to read it to my little boy.

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  24. I'm seeing and hearing about this book everywhere! It's a winner.

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  25. Oh my. I will add this to my list for the next library trip. Thanks for sharing!

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