Brobot Bedtime

Brobot Bedtime

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Scott Campbell

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Overview

The Brobots have had a long day, and it is time to recharge and enter sleep mode. Buzz and Crash have no problem falling asleep, but Beep’s got a case of the flick-ups. Luckily, Buzz knows just the trick: scare Beep with a monster mask! Does it work? Affirmative. No more flick-ups. But Beep still can’t sleep. He’s afraid of monsters! Plan of action: turn on the lights. Problem solved? Negative. Now it’s too bright. Block the light with blankets? Too hot. Add a fan? Too loud. Can the Brobots power down before Beep has a breakdown? This hilarious bedtime romp explores the universal experience of siblings settling in for the night—with a clever robot twist.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist

"The brief text...conveys the action well and gives a sense of charming camraderie among the brobots."

Booklist

"The brief text...conveys the action well and gives a sense of charming camraderie among the brobots."

Kirkus Reviews

2017-03-06
Three little robot brothers are headed for a breakdown at the end of the day if they can't go to sleep.Written entirely in dialogue printed in color-coded speech balloons shaped to correspond with the shapes of the speakers' heads, Bardhan-Quallen's text opens with a mother robot sending her three robot children (the eponymous brobots) to bed. Wordplay abounds. The littlest one, Beep, can't go to sleep because he has "the flick-ups," and big brothers Buzz and Crash try to help him. Their mother isn't pleased that she hears "gears turning up there" well past bedtime and asks from outside their closed door if they "need a hard reboot." Together, the brothers go through a checklist of steps to ready themselves and their room for sleep. The punch line arrives at book's end when Beep finally drifts off and snores so loudly that Crash and Buzz cannot sleep. Throughout, Campbell's illustrations depict the brobots in their room. Although their figures are more saturated than the watercolor-wash backgrounds, the translucent medium seems somehow at odds with the mechanized robotic characters, and it's sometimes difficult to read the pictures and gauge emotions. Still, the mechanized protagonists will probably keep little ones engaged enough to sort out the potentially confusing images. Will robot fans enjoy this bedtime book? Affirmative. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683350491
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 36 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

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