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Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Ages 5 to 9, Grades K to 4
Pages: 56 Hardcover – 6.3 x 9.42″
Date Published: September 11, 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press
WINNER OF A 2013 GEISEL HONOR!
Rabbit’s carefully planned visit with Robot doesn’t work out exactly as he imagined in this offbeat tale about two comically mismatched friends.
Rabbit is excited: his friend Robot is coming to spend the night! Rabbit has left nothing to chance and has drawn up a list of all the things they will do. First off is making pizza, but Robot only likes nuts and bolts and screws on top (good thing he has magnetic hands). Next on the list is watching TV, but the remote is missing, and Rabbit is panicking! Will Robot find a logical (and rather obvious) solution to the problem? Number three is…uh-oh! Why is Robot lying down instead of playing Go Fish? And what is that message reading “BAT” printing out from a slot on his front? New readers who like silly stories will race through this funny adventure about a rabbit who likes to be in control and an obliging robot who calmly keeps their friendship humming.
A Junior Library Guild Selection – Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor (2013) – Reinforced Trade Edition
Four chapters full of friendship fun. Sometimes compromise is necessary to have fun and things will not always go according to plan. Short simple sentences. Funny illustrations and plenty of material for discussion.
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Meet the newest odd couple in the early reader section: fussy, compulsive Rabbit and overly logical Robot….Bell’s crisp, cheery cartooning adds visual punctuation and elaboration in all the right places, and she handles moments of both calamity and reconciliation with aplomb. Delightful.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
An engaging, well-paced story, told with simple (but not too simple) vocabulary is tough to write, but Cece Bell has nailed RABBIT AND ROBOT: THE SLEEPOVER. Let’s hope it’s the first of a series.