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Friday, May 15, 2009

The Robot and the Bluebird (Picture Book)



Released October 2008

www.fgskidsbooks.com

Reviewed by Deb Fowler

The little Robot had a broken heart. He put his hand on his head, the other close to his chest next to a heart that had literally fallen out of his chest. Everyone tried to help him out and fix him, but nothing was working. It looked like there were many replacement parts, but there wasn’t anything to help him and he was “sent to sit on the scrap heap with all the other old machines.” He just sat on that heap through all kinds of weather and through several seasons. Nothing.

Then on one cold and snowy day, a Bluebird landed on him. Robot wanted to know where he was going and when he found out the little bird was exhausted he offered him the space where his heart was. The little bird nestled inside his heart. “My old heart only ever said ticktock,” said the Robot, “but now my heart is singing.” The bird would soon have to leave . . . what would Robot do? Would his heart forever be empty?

This is a beautiful, heartwarming tale. If this was a movie, the reader might be tempted to sit in his seat until the last of the credits ran off the screen. This is a book that a young child will want read to them time and time again to visit with the Robot and Bluebird. The parent, teacher or care giver will want to read it so they can warm their hearts and smile at the ending!

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