Book Review: Little Robot by Ben Hatke

Friday, January 15, 2016
I love reading. Books are amazing. They are a form of escapism, yes, but they are also inspiration, joy, and... well. Goodness. I think in some ways I have used my appetite for reading to define parts of my personality, so it made sense for me to review some of what I read! Here we go...

Title: Little Robot
Author: Ben Hatke
Publication Date: September 1st 2015

Synopsis: "Life outside the robot factory is confusing.
Little Robot has a lot to learn...
And that's what friends are for.
But with danger on the way, will friendship be enough to save them?"

My thoughts: As with everything Ben Hatke has created, this little book is charming, delightful, and full of the feels. Everything just makes you want to delve into this world, from the lovely colours, to the sweet characters, even down to the noises that the robots make when they are trying to talk to someone.

When I first read this I ended up sitting in my chair for some time afterwards going back through the book and trying to understand the emotions and everything experienced by the two main characters - Hatke seems to be able to create such wonderful characters even without having much dialogue at all, and I love that. He can make a reader feel, and that is just fantastic in such a great author/artist.

I always want to recommend Hatke's work to anyone with young kids, but now I am also thinking that people my age (and older) would get something lovely out of his work - after all, I always do!

I received a review copy of this book from First Second Books (thank youu!!).

You would like this book if: you like sweet robots who just want some friends...

Tea to drink while reading this book: something like hot chocolate, I think, so you can slurp it up and feel cozy in your tummy while you feel cozy in your brain from reading this!

Rating:  8.5/10

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