If I Had a Robot by Dan Yaccarino

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If Phil had a robot, it would do everything he didn't want to do -- eat his brussels sprouts, take his bath, and do his homework. No one would ever pick on him again. He'd be king of the world! Dan Yaccarino's simple, lively text and exuberant retro-styled illustrations bring this bold and funny fantasy to life. "Children will start accumulating a list of jobs for a robot to take over."-- "Booklist"

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Dan Yaccarino has illustrated two dozen books for children, eleven of which he has written. This is the first that he has written and "not" illustrated. He is currently writing a novel for young adults and is the creator and producer of the animated series, "Oswald," He lives with his wife and two children in New York City. Adam McCauley is the author and illustrator of "Mr Friend Chicken," He also illustrates the Time Warp Trio series written by Jon Scieszka, including "Sam Samurai "and "See You Later, Gladiator," He lives in Oakland, California, where he works as a freelance illustrator.
Published September 1, 1996 by Viking Juvenile. 34 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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No longer a work drone, the mechanical man is now ``an enforcer.'' Phil's daydream takes on despotic proportions- -``I could be king of the world, master of the universe!''--as he peers up at his gigantic buddy, only to be interrupted by his mother's prosaic, yet enticing, suggestion, ``Whoever e...

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Kitschy art brightens a tired tale that begins as Mom delivers a classic ultimatum: Phil can't leave the dinner table until he finishes his vegetables. I hate vegetables! the boy exclaims, stickin

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Bam Bam Bam) punctuates nearly every statement with ""Hey!,"" ""Boy!"" and even ""Yessiree!"" This approach mildly juices up Phil's narration, but the volume's main appeal comes from the quirky sci-fi illustrations.

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