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Celia's Robot

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Ten-year-old Celia is messy and disorganized, so her father builds her a robot to turn her life around. High-tech Robot is part nanny, part housekeeper, and all friend, but Celia worries that Dad built Robot because he and Mom are too busy to take care of her. Then Robot goes missing, and Celia wonders if she's lost her father's love as well.
Hardcover, 211 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Holiday House
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Doret
10yr old Celia Chow is not very organized. After everything goes completely wrong one school morning, Celia's dad thinks of the perfect birthday gift, a robot. Robot keeps Celia on task. Celia's mom is White and her dad is Chinese. There are moments when Celia wonders what others see when they look at her family. Celia worries her parents fight too much.

I really enjoyed this book. Celia was a very well drawn character. I thought it was pretty cool that her hobby was picking locks. The author do
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CuriousLibrarian
Celia is a messy, scatterbrained 5th grader with a few other problems: her parents are really busy, they fight a lot, and to top it all off, the neighborhood bully teases her all the time about being half-Chinese! Her father also happens to be a brilliant engineer, and he builds her a top-of-the-line robot prototype to help her with her chores and homework, and to be her companion. But there are rivals who would just love to get their hands on that robot...

This is a packed book, but it doesn't f
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Kathleen
What organizationally-challenged child wouldn't love a personal robot to do all the hard stuff, like remembering what homework was due when, picking out what to wear to school, and figuring out how to keep their room clean? Wouldn't it be great to have a robot to help you with your math problems and quiz you on your spelling homework?

When Celia's dad, who is an extremely busy and brilliant inventor, gives Celia a prototype personal robot for her birthday, she begins to learn how to manage her l
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Teresa Bateman
Celia's dad is Chinese and is a brilliant scientist. Her mom is Caucasian and is a brilliant musician. Celia, herself, has some mechanical aptitude. When her father gives her a prototype robot for her birthday it changes her life. The robot is a rather annoying, nagging sort of ever-present nanny, often providing more specific guidance that her career-absorbed parents. However, it does help Celia get organized. That doesn't mean her life is easy, however. She's dealing with a mean boy in the nei ...more
Carrie
When Celia's dad builds her a robot to help her get organized and develop better habits, Celia finds that her robot is a good friend and teaches it new tricks. Robot causes quite a stir in the community and turns Celia's life upside down! Fun realistic fiction, but could have been condensed into a shorter story.
Sloane
Feb 05, 2011 Sloane rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nobody
Recommended to Sloane by: spotted at the library
I didn't finish this book. Same old, same old. Celia's birthday present helps Celia with stuff - yeah, yeah, yeah. We all knew Timothy was going to steal the robot. Didn't like the book. Unh uh - don't read it.

I wish you could give half stars because it only deserves a half star.
Oliver
I really like this book. Cealia got a robot for her birthday.
Charlie Rule
Really forgettable.
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