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Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover Hardcover – September 11, 2012
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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.
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Good buddies Rabbit and Robot (just go with it) are about to have their first sleepover at Rabbit's place and both of them are very excited. Rabbit, a by-the-book kind of guy, has every evening activity written out and planned to the letter.Read more ›
1. Make pizza
2. Watch TV
3. Play Go Fish
4. Go to bed
As the poet Robert Burns famously wrote, "the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray." Apparently, a rabbit's plans too. Robot doesn't want carrots on his pizza; he prefers nuts, bolts, and screws. When he removes all the hardware from the table and chairs, the friends have no place to eat their dinner. Rabbit has a major meltdown until Robot spreads a blanket on the floor and they enjoy an indoor picnic.
Each remaining chapter deals with another item from Rabbit's list. Rabbit can't find the remote to watch TV, then Robot's batteries conk out while the friend are playing Go Fish, and at bedtime Robot is without PJs and has to borrow a pair from Rabbit. By lights out, Rabbit has manages to ease up enough to suggest that maybe Robot can make the next day's to-do list. Maybe.
Channeling Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad characters, Bell creates her version of mismatched friends. While Rabbit always has to have his way, Robot, who resembles an anthropomorphic iPhone, is more easy-going and accommodating. The cartoony illustrations are a lot of fun, especially the ones that show Robot zigzagging around the house on his one wheel. Beginning readers are sure to enjoy this new series. Who wouldn't want a robot for a friend!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My kindergartner loves reading this book. This is the first book that's she read over ten times because she really likes reading it!Published 27 days ago by Sherry
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 7 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 8 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 11 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 16 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 on January 20, 2014 by Whitney Schumacher