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Readers may have believed that all that could be said about a band of loyal appliances was stated with electrifying eloquence in The Brave Little Toaster. But there is new territory to cover with old friends like the AM radio and new: a ceiling fan, an electric blanket and a microwave among them, as well as a hearing aid handmade by Albert Einstein. T
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers
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James Steele
Of all the possibilities for a sequel to the original story, I sure never saw this coming.

After recharging the batteries of an old hearing aid, our appliances learn this is no ordinary hearing aid. It belonged to none other than Albert Einstein, who talked to himself a lot, thus passing his knowledge onto the hearing aid. Among other things, it teaches the radio how to interpret transmissions from farther away than ever. Radio then picks up a strange transmission from Mars. An entire product lin
This has got to win an award for the most unexpected sequel of all time. Of all the things I could have thought to do with these characters, sending them to Mars to engage in diplomacy with a group of appliances oppressed by planned obsolescence would never have come to mind. I didn't find this as whimsical as the first and I felt it was a little farther over the heads of children to the point where they might just think it was weird. I did appreciate the social commentary that was not so subtle ...more
For older children in the middle grades.
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