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Little Bot and Sparrow
By (author): Jake Parker Illustrated by: Jake Parker
9781626723672 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 6 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship Sep 27, 2016 Print Run: 40000
$24.99 CAD
Active 10.09 x 9.92 x 0.44 in 40 pages Full-color illustrations throughout Roaring Brook Press

A story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream . . .

When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends.

This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend—and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye.

Jake Parker is an illustrator and cartoonist whose picture books includeThe Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair,The Tooth Fairy Wars,The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, and the #1 New York Times bestsellerThe Little Snowplow. He also created the Missile Mouse graphic novels, published by Scholastic. He lives in Utah with his wife and their five children.

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“Parker’s gorgeous art captures the beauty of spring and the melancholy of winter, and he’s able to evoke a wealth of feeling in his miniature subjects . . . Readers might be reminded ofCharlotte’s Web.” —USA Today

“Parker tells his story with humor and tenderness . . . Dreaming keeps memories alive for a very special robot in this sweet, quiet tale.” —Kirkus Reviews,starred review

“Parker chronicles the relationship between quirky master and student with velvety textures and idyllic settings that make the incongruous robot even more adorable . . . The discussions this story will spark should prove as rewarding as the happiest of endings.” —Publishers Weekly,starred review

“A gently thoughtful picture book that got me just a little choked up . . . Parker's illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, with a soft edge that echoes the story.” —Books 4 Your KidsBlog

“A sweet, sweet story of friendship and dreams, and the powerful connection between the two . . . The spare but lovely narrative [is] made all the more sweet by Parker's adorable illustrations.” —Happily Ever Elephants

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