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Lots of Bots!: A Counting Pop-Up Book

Lots of Bots!: A Counting Pop-Up Book

David A. Carter , Noelle Carter
Novelty Book
For ages 4 to 6
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375865091

There are many of us who wish that there were robots around who could help us. Imagine what it would be like if we lived in a world where there are all kinds of robots scooting about. In such a world, a kitten that is stuck in a tree high above the ground would be saved by a “brave Rescue Bot,” who would hear the kitten’s cry.

If you are the kind of person who needs to be rescued from your messy room, then you could have two Vacuum Bots suck up all those lost socks and forgotten Lego bricks. On days when things refuse to go right, four “kooky Kissing Bots” could make your blues go away. Imagine how fantastic if would be to have six Toothbrush Bots scrub your teeth every night before you go to bed.

For this very unique counting book, David A. Carter and Noelle Carter have created a splendid world of robots that pop-up, hide behind doors, and move when flaps are lifted and tabs are pulled. Children who have a fondness for robots will find the robots on these pages irresistible, and they will enjoy imagining what it would be like if they had a few Hip-Hop Bots of their own.