K-Gr 2-Rabbit has his sleepover with Robot perfectly planned; he has even made a list of the night's activities: make pizza, watch TV, play Go Fish, go to bed. Unfortunately, Rabbit didn't plan on a few circumstances, such as Robot's preference for nuts and bolts on his pizza, which he procures by dismantling Rabbit's table and chairs, or the temporary misplacement of the remote control. Robot tries to remedy each situation to a degree. He lays out a blanket on the floor for a picnic supper, though Rabbit's table and chairs are never repaired. He also finds the remote control, bizarrely located in Rabbit's ear. In the end, it's Rabbit who helps Robot by replacing his failing batteries with new ones. The story has a few loose ends, but hilarious details such as Rabbit telling Robot to turn down his Volume Knob anytime he yells, and the sight of Rabbit and Robot both wearing Rabbit-shaped pajamas-Robot forgot his and had to borrow a pair-will attract the adoration of early chapter-book readers, who will undoubtedly hope for more from this duo.-Amanda Struckmeyer, Middleton Public Library, Madison, WIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Meet the newest odd couple in the early reader section: fussy, compulsive Rabbit and overly logical Robot. . . .Bell’s crisp, cheery cartooning adds visual punctuation and elaboration in all the right places, and she handles moments of both calamity and reconciliation with aplomb. Delightful.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
An engaging, well-paced story, told with simple (but not too simple) vocabulary is tough to write, but Cece Bell has nailed RABBIT AND ROBOT: THE SLEEPOVER. Let’s hope it’s the first of a series.
This is such a fun book! I got a copy from the library to read to my son before bed and he loved it--especially when I made up voices, which is easy to do because the narrative has... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Epiphany
PLEASE write more adventures of Rabbit and Robot! We got this book a few days ago and my four-year-old begged to keep reading at the end of each short chapter. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steven
I bought this book for my older son (7) but my 2-year-old is obsessed with it currently. He loves the bunny/robot friendship and really appreciates how funny the story is.Published 5 months ago by Lee Lee Thompson
The book arrived okay but there was a section in the upper right hand corner that appeared as though an animal had been chewing on it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by MiMi
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell is a humorous chapter book for young readers. The plot follows the night of two friends who have different personalities. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Whitney Schumacher
Adorable, well illustrated story of two very different friends who still manage to have fun together, which quickly became one of my 4 year old's favorites. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mr. Rellik
Four chapters full of friendship fun. Sometimes compromise is necessary to have fun and things will not always go according to plan. Short simple sentences. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Margaret C.