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!