Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman

86%

14 Critic Reviews

And it’s simply impossible to imagine a 4-year-old boy not wanting to be friends with this book.
-NY Times

Synopsis

One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun.

But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies—applesauce, reading a story—don't help, so Boy tucks the sick Bot in, then falls asleep.

Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off. He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies: oil, reading an instruction manual. Nothing revives the malfunctioning Boy! Can the Inventor help fix him?

Using the perfect blend of sweetness and humor, this story of an adorable duo will win the hearts of the very youngest readers.
 

About Ame Dyckman

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AME DYCKMAN lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter. This is her first book. DAN YACCARINO is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than 30 books to his credit. Dan is also the creator of the animated TV series Oswald. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Boy and Bot
All: 14 | Positive: 14 | Negative: 0

NY Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Pamela Paul on Apr 11 2012

And it’s simply impossible to imagine a 4-year-old boy not wanting to be friends with this book.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by PW on Feb 06 2012

Dyckman’s pared-down prose gives the role-reversal story just enough drama, humor, and robot-inflected dialogue (“Boy! You-are-fixed!” cheers Bot when Boy wakes up) to keep children entertained for many re-readings

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A Patchwork of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Amanda on Apr 28 2012

The amount of text was perfect--not too much and not too little-- and the adorably nerdy appearance of the little boy had me chuckling. I loved it!

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Reading Today Online

Excellent
Reviewed by Karen Hildebrand on Mar 04 2012

Told in simple language, the friendship developed between Boy and Bot is as real as the wordless double-page spreads at the end of the book warmly depict.

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Waking Brain Cells

Good
Reviewed by Tasha Saecker on May 15 2012

Robot fans will rejoice at this fresh new take on friendship and embracing differences.

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Presenting Lenore

Good
Reviewed by Lenore Appelhans on May 24 2012

The story is clever, original, and fun.

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There's a Book

Good
Reviewed by the1stdaughter on Apr 26 2012

Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman is among our favorite picture books discovered this year!

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Nerdy Book Club

Good
Reviewed by Colby Sharp on Mar 28 2012

Don’t read or buy Boy + Bot because this 30 year old dude thinks it is a great book (I do), check out this book because young readers will fall in love with Ame’s book.

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Kid Lit Frenzy

Good
Reviewed by Alyson Beecher on Apr 13 2012

What a sweet, wonderful book about friendship and play and understanding one another.

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100 Scope Notes

Good
Reviewed by Travis on Apr 10 2012

An efficient, effective, and entertaining tale of friendship that’s bound to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Melanie Conklin

Good
Reviewed by Melanie Conklin on May 22 2012

The rhythm of this adorable story is enchanting.

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ShoppingBlog

Good
Reviewed by Sarah Reaves White on May 03 2012

Boy and Bot will definitely become a favorite of the very young.

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Words Read and Words Written

Good
Reviewed by David Etkin on May 02 2012

Though the story line is simple, the structure is interesting and the illustrations capture the joy of childhood play.

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Once Upon a Story

Good
Reviewed by NovaLibraryMom on Apr 30 2012

We've read this story night after night.

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