Robot SMASH!

By Stephen W. Martin and Juan Carlos Solon

From 3 to 7 | 32 pages

Here’s a book about a robot who likes to ... SMASH! He’ll smash the usual things, like flowers and soda cans, but that’s just the beginning.This smash-happy guy crushes everything from pirates, ninjas and
zombies to Brussels sprouts and all-talk radio. Whatever it is, he’ll gleefully SMASH it to smithereens.

One day, he finally meets something he doesn’t feel like smashing: a stylish, super-smashing girl-robot four times his size with sledgehammer hands as big as garbage trucks. Instantly, he’s smitten. But while he’s deep in daydreams about their robot romance — SMASH! The oblivious girl robot crushes him flat. It might just be the beginning of a perfect relationship.

Minimal text and retro-style 8-bit illustrations lend this story the characteristic feel of an old video game, with each smashed object yielding a bright burst of pixels. Joyful destruction takes center stage in this fun, unique play on what it means to suffer your first crush.

"With demand for STEM-themed books for toddlers at an all-time high, this will undoubtedly prove popular with both ends of its intended audience." - Kirkus
"This is an adorably quirky story perfect for fans of video games, robots, and unconventional happily every afters." - Canadian Review of Materials
A TD Summer Reading Club Selection, 2015

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