What starts as mild satire--Mr. and Mrs. Maker are disappointed that youngest robot-child So-On has no great ambition--turns...

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APPLEBAUMS HAVE A ROBOT!

What starts as mild satire--Mr. and Mrs. Maker are disappointed that youngest robot-child So-On has no great ambition--turns into gross sentimentality; but kids will probably enjoy all the ingredients, most especially the sight of unaspiring So-On cheerfully at work in Applebaums' Bakery. Trouble is, customers, too, pour in to see him. The Applebaums load him down with more and more work. He goes back to the Makers for more and more arms. And then one day he breaks down. Poor defunct Doughy. But the Applebaums' new robot, though mechanically fit, doesn't ""put love in his loaves"" the way Doughy did. And when, by some unexplained good fortune, Doughy is recovered sufficiently to work--not so hard--again, the Applebaums reinstall him in the kitchen, invest him with a white chef's hat, and change the name of the bakery to Applebaum & Doughy, Inc. Silly but gladsome, with adequately perky pictures too.

Pub Date: Aug. 13, 1980

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1980