Friday, September 11, 2015

LITTLE ROBOT Blog Tour & Giveaway

I'm so thrilled to be sharing Ben Hatke's newest book, LITTLE ROBOT with you today! It is a fabulous, charming story enhanced by its nearly wordless graphic format. Thank you to First Second for providing a review copy and a copy for giveaway!

     When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!
     #1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.

My thoughts:
Ben Hatke's illustrations are charming, and this nearly wordless graphic novel with chapters is an entertaining read of friendship and determination. The story of a girl who goes on adventures with her tool belt and comes across a lost robot hooks the reader right away. Adventure begins and suspense is built when we see the robot ends up being hunted by a larger scarier robot trying to get him back. The main character's ingenuity with mechanics and fixing things has a great message. Not only are the illustrations just plain fun to look at, the story itself is a delight. I so appreciate that the young girl is a tinkerer and engineer. Little Robot is about exploration, ingenuity, technology, and friendship. A strong addition to a classroom graphic novel collection.

Ben Hatke writes fantastic, imaginative, engaging books. Check them all out!

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Blog Tour Schedule

Read Now Sleep Later, 8/31
Teen Lit Rocks, 9/1
Cherry Blossoms and Maple Syrup, 9/2
Bibliophilia, Please, 9/3
The Book Monsters, 9/4
Fly to Fiction, 9/5
Bumbles & Fairy Tales, 9/6
Stacked Books, 9/7
Ex Libris Kate, 9/8
The Book Rat, 9/9
Working for the Mandroid, 9/10
Heise Reads, 9/11
The Hiding Spot, 9/12
Fleen, 9/13
Cuddlebuggery, 9/14


  1. I work with very reluctant readers. This looks like it would be a perfect book for them!

  2. My students love the Zita graphic novels and I look forward to sharing this new book with them, too.

  3. My 6th grade students absolutely love the Zita graphic novels! Thank you for introducing this new one-can't wait to share with them!