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Stop! Bot!
2019
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Summary
Rear Window meets Wes Anderson meets Richard Scarry in this fun picture book follow-up to Bus! Stop!

In this very young picture book mystery, a little boy out for a walk with his family stops to show a building doorman his new "bot"- "I have a bot!" Only he doesn't have it for long, because it floats up out of his hands like an escaped balloon. "Stop! Bot!" Springing to action, the kind doorman runs up to each floor of the building to try and catch it -- along with the help of each floor's resident. But while everything looks normal at first, every floor (and resident) is a little more wacky and unusual than the last! Musicians, baseball players, zoo animals, and finally a very large monkey all play a part -- but will they rescue the Bot before it's too late?! Children will love all the funny details in this very playful picture book!
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School Library Journal Review
PreS-Gr 1--In this book, a boy is enjoying flying his robot outside. He suddenly loses track of the flying bot and desperately wants to get it back. The residents of a building attempt to help him get his robot back as it sails higher and higher alongside the building. Each neighbor uses a unique method to try and stop the bot. These include a trombone, a brush, and silverware among others. These varying methodologies embody the diversity of the hobbies and identities of the people living in the building. The childlike nature of the book's illustrations make them visually inviting for young children. Geometric shapes are used to illustrate the buildings and windows, and bright pastel colors are blended with vibrant primary colors to create a soft and pleasant look. VERDICT Yang depicts a group of people from different backgrounds working together to complete a task in this eye catching text; a solid title on teamwork and unity.--Deanna Smith, Pender County Public Library, NC
Booklist Review
The residents of a tall, narrow apartment building, the shape of which is mirrored in the book's trim size, band together to try and catch a young boy's runaway bot. Technically more of a drone, this red, rectangular bot is topped with a black propeller that is taking it ever higher into the sky, despite cries of Stop! Bot! As the bot passes each floor's windows, the building's tenants lean out and try to snag it with everything from a giant spoon and long-handled broom to a baseball glove to a hungry-looking Venus flytrap. The illustrations resemble cut-paper collages, made with basic shapes and muted colors. Kids will have fun spotting the different apartment residents and guessing how they'll try to help the boy. Word repetition and short sentences, appearing exclusively as speech-bubble dialogue, make this picture book a great choice for beginning readers. An unexpected rooftop surprise will leave youngsters with a happy resolution and smiles on their faces.--Julia Smith Copyright 2019 Booklist
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