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Children's Fiction Robots

Power Down, Little Robot

by (author) Anna Staniszewski

illustrated by Tim Zeltner

Henry Holt and Co.
Initial publish date
Mar 2015
Recommended Age
3 to 6
Recommended Grade
p to 1
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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It's time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn't ready! He quickly opens his stalling program. Luckily, Mom Unit knowsexactlyhow to get him into his sleep module.
From a debut picture book author and the illustrator ofLittle Boo, this funny twist on a familiar nighttime routine will click with bedtime avoidance experts everywhere.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Anna Staniszewski is the author of teen books such asMy Very UnFairy Tale LifeandThe Dirt Diary. She lives near Boston with her robo-husband and their dogbot, Emma.
Tim Zeltner is an award-winning artist who has also illustratedLittle Booby Stephen Wunderli. He lives in Grafton, Ontario with his wife and dog.

Editorial Reviews

“Charming . . . This little red robot will do anything to avoid going to sleep.” —Kirkus Reviews
“After reading this, more than one child may look forward to the moment when his 'dream sequence [is] initiated.'” —The Wall Street Journal
“The universality of resisting bedtime rings true. Give this one to sophisticated preschoolers.” —Booklist

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