Give a 'Bot a Bone
Nancy Krulik, Amanda Burwasser, Mike Moran
- 112 Pages
- March 20, 2018
- ISBN: 9781510726635
- Trim Size: 5.5in x 8.25in
Logan and his robot cousin Java are playing ball in the garage, a.ka. Mom’s lab, when they accidentally break her haircutting machine. They need to get a new one fast! The good news: they find one online. The bad news: it’s going to cost a lot of money.
So the pair tries out a series of jobs to make some quick cash—dusting the furniture (Mom didn’t mean dumping the dust from the vacuum on the couch), holding a flea market (10 cents a flea!), and even starting a dog grooming/walking business (which is pretty ruff).
Finally, they decide to try a bake sale, only they’re out of chocolate chips, so they use bacon instead. Customers think their cookies are disgusting, but a dog accidentally gets one and scarfs it right down. Logan and Java make a lousy cookie, but a perfect dog treat!
After earning the money they need, they buy the new haircutting machine and slip it into Mom’s workshop so she’ll never know. Or will she?
International bestselling author Nancy Krulik and her incredibly talented daughter, Amanda Burwasser, spin hilarious high jinks in the fifth book in the Project Droid series, which combines the literalness of Amelia Bedelia with a wacky modern edge, making for hours of laughter. And the fun continues with an activity in the back!
Amanda Burwasser holds a BFA with honors in Creative Writing from Pratt Institute in New York City. Her senior thesis, a screenplay entitled Born to Me, earned her the coveted Pratt Circle Award upon graduation. This former native New Yorker is now a preschool teacher, residing in Forestville, California.
Mike Moran is a dad, husband and illustrator. He has worked for really fun clients and his illustrations can be seen in children s books, animation, magazines, games, World Series programs, and more. He often dreams of playing first base for the New York Mets, being a songwriter in Nashville or the 5th Beatle. He lives in Florham Park, New Jersey.
"This quirky new chapter book series is fast-paced and full of Amelia Bedelia-style gags. Moran's black-and-white cartoon drawings add to the humor and appeal. Java is an endearingly naive and enthusiastic character, and Logan is believable as a frustrated kid trying to keep his cousin's robot nature a secret. VERDICT This entertaining new series will appeal to fans of funny stories and robots." —School Library Journal
"[F]unny enough to keep fledgling readers turning pages." —Kirkus Reviews on Science No Fair!