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Enter to Win a Signed Picture Book from Three-Time Caldecott Medal Winner: Robobaby by David Wiesner {A Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway}

**Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 


In this hilarious gem from triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner, it's big sister to the rescue when a new baby is delivered to a family of robots and the adults are flummoxed by technical difficulties.

A new baby's arrival is a big moment in any family, even a family of robots. Award winner David Wiesner captures the excitement and fanfare when baby Flange appears—as a crate full of components. The adults bungle the process of assembling Flange, with catastrophic results. Big sister Cathy, with her handy toolbox and advanced knowledge of robotics and IT, hasn't been allowed to help, but in the ensuing chaos she calmly clears up the technical difficulties and bonds with her new baby brother. A shout-out for girl scientists and makers, Robobaby is an eye-opening and engaging blend of the familiar and the fantastic.



 "A retro-futuristic romp, literally and figuratively screwy."

Kirkus, STARRED review 

★ “Against the how-things-work mayhem, smooth fields of color, streamlined panel artwork, and fastidious speech bubble typography make every spread elegant.”

Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"Wiesner’s friendly robots, despite their clunky metal framework, infuse their twilit extraterrestrial world with warmth and mutual support, making this a convivial, if offbeat, addition to the new-baby-on-the-way collection." 

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

David Wiesner is internationally renowned for his visual storytelling and has won the Caldecott Medal three times—for TuesdayThe Three Pigs, and Flotsam—the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of three Caldecott Honors, for Free FallSector 7, and Mr. Wuffles. He lives near Philadelphia with his family.

Looking for a fun book to add under the tree this year? Look no further than the adorable picture book from Three-Time Caldecott Medal Winner, David Wiesner- Robobaby!

First of all, is there any kid out there who doesn't like robots? Honestly, I'm not sure if I've ever met one. One thing that at least the larger majority of kids can see to agree on is the simple fact that robots are cool. I always feel like it's best to get kids truly excited about reading by introducing them to books about something the enjoy. This one clearly checks that one off my list! 

The second thing? The illustrations. A book can be absolutely fantastic, but if the pictures don't grab a child's attention, they're not going to want to sit long enough to read it and find out. As you can see from the cover alone, this book is quite visually appealing. I love that it has kind of a vintage-y look to it, while still being rather futuristic as well--- what with being robots and all. 

And finally, the absolute most important thing a children's book must have is a good story. This book is three for three checking off an interesting topic, eye catching illustrations and a good story in my qualifications of a good read for kids. It's humorous and fun... my daughter absolutely loved it. While it is a cute story in and of itself, I also couldn't help but think this would be quite a fun one to introduce kids to the idea of being a big sibling... perhaps even the cutest addition we've read, and believe me we have read many of them! 

If you have a kid who loves robots, this is definitely one to add to your home library. 

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One winner will receive  a hardcover with a specially designed, signed bookplate. US/Can only. (Please note: giveaway ends and prize will be received AFTER Christmas, thank you!)


  1. It looks like a cute book for kids.

  2. This sounds like a great book. Any thing in STEM is so important for kids to get into as early as possible.


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