Cosmo and the Robot by J. Brian Pinkney

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Cosmo lives on Mars. He has a big sister named Jewel (but she's a pain) and a robot named Rex (but he's broken).

Cosmo's luck is about to change, though, because his parents have just given him a new Solar System Utility Belt with these ten supersonic attachments:Sun Laser-Beam FlashlightMercury Magneto WrenchVenus Antenna-Speaker PhoneEarth Electro-Optic PliersMars Micro-Radar Homing DeviceJupiter Coil CableSaturn Ring ScrewdriverUranus Ultra-Magnifying GlassNepture Specimen BagPluto Maxi-Scope Binoculars

With a belt like that, anything is possible ...

 

About J. Brian Pinkney

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Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Having taken apart both pesky big sister Jewel's Easy-Bake Oven and an abandoned Mars Rover, with the help of tools from his new `Super Solar System Utility Belt,` young Cosmo is fully prepared to save Jewel from a deranged robot, then expertly fix it up (with Jewel's help) into a big metal playm...

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Cosmo is dismayed when his best friend, a robot named Rex, bumps his head and begins ""acting like a monster."" In compensation for having to dispose of Rex in the asteroid dump, his parents give Cosmo a Super Solar System Utility Belt containing 10 ""supersonic attachments"" with which the child...

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