NANOBOTS by Chris Gall


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Age Range: 4 - 7
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A young, white inventor creates a team of microscopic robots, each with its own power, who discover that together they can solve problems, big or small.

Meet the NanoBots, tiny machines that may just change the world. Gall (Dinotrux, 2009, etc.) once again pinpoints a high-interest market (robots + superheroes) as the basis for this appealing and sellable work. From ChewBots that can clean up oil spills to MediBots that are both doctor and prescription, these robots can do it all. But when they encounter a mega-robot, doubt creeps in until teamwork saves the day and confidence is restored. Visually based on the style of a woodblock print or etching with hatching to describe surface direction, the digital artwork is reminiscent of early Chris Van Allsburg, with illustrations able to exist as their own ministories. Ending on a high note, with the promise of future missions and adventures to come, the possibility of a sequel or another series is palpable. An informational page on nanorobotics may even inspire some readers to dream of future careers and discoveries in the field.

Action oriented with a sci-fi feel, this will have robot-obsessed readers clamoring for more. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 23rd, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-316-37552-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2016


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