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Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
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Sep 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novel, read-to-jesse, favorites, kids-books, just-read-it-again
Read in September, 2012

I just "read" this to Jesse for the second night in a row. It doesn't have many words, but it was such an unexpected story. It tugs at the ole heart strings.

Poor dog isn't much good at maintaining friendships. And when an unexpected issue comes up, he abandons his friend robot. Robot waits and waits, and is eventually rescued, while dog tries to make new friends, but never forgets.

The only problem I have with this story is that one anthropomorphic stories often generate, where one dog is building robots and going to the library and hopping a bus to the dog beach, while another dog sniffs junk and guards the junkyard and wears a collar and clearly "belongs" to the junkyard owner.

But that's a trifle, and it doesn't stop me from tearing up at the last page. Every time. I'm pathetic, I know, but this story makes me cry, and I love it.


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