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Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman
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May 24, 12

bookshelves: 2013-mock-caldecott, gouache, picture-book
Read in May, 2012

Great story of two friends -- lots of symmetry and subtle repetition in the plot, makes a nice read aloud. Illustrations are balanced, bright and bold, and appealing.

2 starred reviews: Booklist & Kirkus.


"...Dan Yaccarino mixes it up with his sunny gouache artwork – sometimes going for the full page illustration, other times breaking the story down into smaller panels. He has a knack for creating compositions that are simple and childlike yet can skillfully carry a story..."--100 Scope Notes.

"...The spare text (“Boy! You-are-fixed!”) replicates the steady beats of the simple yet comedic story, while Yaccarino’s expressive, quirky, and humorously geometric gouache illustrations make the boy and robot’s relationship all the more endearing. The final, nearly wordless pages, with snapshots of the friends at play, are priceless."--Booklist

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