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Snowbots Hardcover – October 12, 2010
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From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1–It's a snow day and for the robot children, sledding, snow angels, and snowball fights are all on tap. Some of them stay out too long and freeze into ice cubes, only to be rescued by “metallic moms/and dads of chrome” who warm them up with “cocoa spiked with axle grease” and hot oil baths. Using bouncy rhyming text and a sure ear for machine talk, Reynolds will delight young robot fans with references to wiping sleep “rust” from eyes; eating cereal with gasoline, and losing remote controls. The acrylic and colored pencil artwork features an array of mechanical kids and household props and plug-ins. The cool, blue-tinged snow scenes contrast with the warm yellows and browns of the house interiors. Libraries with robot fans won't want to pass on this snowy fun.–Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WIα(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
AARON REYNOLDS is the author of many acclaimed books for kids, including Chicks and Salsa, Superhero School, and the Joey Fly, Private Eye graphic novel series. Aaron collects robots and loves snow days, so Snowbots was a great smashup of these two wonderful things. He lives in Chicago with his family and a very large snowblower.
Visit Aaron on his Web site at www.aaron-reynolds.com.
DAVID BARNEDA is the illustrator of The Tickle Monster Is Coming! He loves drawing robots and making tracks on freshly fallen snow. He lives in sunny California, where people pay to have snow trucked in for birthday parties!
Visit David on his Web site at www.barneda.com.