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Robot Zot!

Robot Zot!

Written by Jon Scieszka

Narrated by James Naughton


Robot Zot!

Written by Jon Scieszka

Narrated by James Naughton

ratings:
4/5 (17 ratings)
Length:
8 minutes
Released:
Jan 1, 2011
ISBN:
9780545555128
Format:
Audiobook

Description

This is the tale of a quixotic robot determined to conquer the earth. But once he discovers the princess…a toy cell phone…his mission takes a new course. Robot Zot must learn how to be a hero -- in the name of true love.
Released:
Jan 1, 2011
ISBN:
9780545555128
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family. For more great books, more great facts, and more about your favorite authors, head over to www.guysread.com. You'll be glad you did.



Reviews

What people think about Robot Zot!

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17 ratings / 10 Reviews
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  • (3/5)
    This little robot has it all wrong. But you can't feel bad for him when in his perspective he's a wild, unmitigated success! I had to point a lot out to my kids, but we all rolled with laughter as Zot "conquered" Earth, fell in love with a queen, and saved the day - while only not really doing any of those things.
  • (4/5)
    Review: This book is about a tiny robot named Robot Zot and his sidekick Bot who travel to earth to conquer some kitchen appliances. These appliances are rather harmless, but to Robot Zot they are bad and se he must destroy them. Robot Zot destroys a mixer, a coffee maker, a toaster, a vacuum tube, and a TV. He also escapes from two baby dolls and a fearsome dog. While Robot Zot is trying to escape from the two dolls, he sees the most beautiful queen of all earth, a play telephone. He grabs the play phone and they escape together and go back to the land where Robot Zot is from. Genre: Science FictionGenre Critique: This science fiction involves a robot that comes from some strange land down to earth to fight off evil kitchen appliances. The characters in this book have qualities that are not human like but that take place in a normal household. Critique: The style of this book is written with lots of onomatopoeias. The book includes words such as wham, bam, crush, beep, boop, bleep, growl, brrring, boom, and woof. All of these words in the book add to the character of the robot. They make him have a more robot tone to his voice. The style of this book helps the story and adds to it.
  • (4/5)
    Scieszka, J. (2009). Robot Zot! New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.9781416963943Appetizer: Warlord Robot Zot has arrived on Earth to conquer the Earthlings. As his battles begin, it turns out he's after different Earthlings than the reader would expect. As Robot Zot seeks to conquer foe after foe, he finds someone worth fighting for.So very imaginative and fun!Jon Scieszka uses onomatopoeia, rhymes, repetition and a fun rhythm to tell Robot Zot's adventure. It's hard not to be energized by this story. For reals, I was reading silently to myself, but I found that I HAD to read this book out loud. And you know, maybe pump my fist up in the air a couple of time. Luckily, nobody saw this. Cause, the last thing I need is people knowing I'm crazy.A teacher could easily have students chant some of the repeated lines throughout the story, like Robot Zot's battle cry: "Robot Zot--Never fall. Robot Zot--conquer all!"...that's quite a phrase to have students repeat to themselves. Kind of The Little Engine That Could's "I think I can. I think I can," for a new and even more determined generation.With a lot of humor, David Shannon's illustrations do an excellent job of showing readers a new perspective into some very ordinary objects.I more than kinda-sorta could have done without the last page though. Someone is blamed for all of Zot's distraction and I felt very bad for the poor character. Wah.Dinner Conversation:"Robot Zot--Wham Bot!Robot Zot--Bam Bot!""No one stop Robot Zot.Robot Zot crush lot!""Zot was not joking.Zot is never joking.""Zot blasts into anotherbunker. And there he seesher. The most amazing Earthperson...ever.Zot knows that she is theQueen of all Earth."To Go with the Meal:While probably best to entertain, energize and encourage students, a teacher could in theory bring this book in to share with even middle grade or young adult students to show the destruction Robot Zot leaves in his wake. Some teachers may also object to having this book in the classroom because Zot is a very violent figure. Even though his attacks are aimed at objects instead of living creatures, some still may not like the underlying aggression. (And this is understandable, it's not too unusual to do a superhero read aloud and have one young listener turn to his or her neighbor and pretend to or actually punch another kid.)With kids of all ages, an art teacher could focus on the way the the book shows different perspectives on ordinary objects, and students could do their own sketches or paintings reflecting that style. (Other books that play with perspective this way include Too Many Toys or Chris Van Allsburg's The Sweetest Fig. Tasty Rating: !!!!
  • (4/5)
    Robot Zot is a fun book for children because the robot thinks he is big and powerful. This is also a fun read-aloud book because the words are written as if a robot were talking. The illustrations are great becuase it makes the robot look big and tough but at the end of the book you realize he is just a small toy that destroys a kitchen.
  • (3/5)
    The bright acrylic illustrations in this picture book lend themselves well to the exciting, adventurous plot. Children who like space and adventure will enjoy the main character and his antics, and will find humour in Robot Zot's attempts to destroy the "enemies" he finds in a human kitchen. Shannon's illustrations offer fun perspectives which add to the book's humour and zaniness.
  • (3/5)
    Grades: K-4Genre: Science FictionThemes: Humor,In Robot Zot. Zot sets out to conquer the earth. He battles the toaster, the T.V. and finds the Queen. The most beautiful creature (the cordless telephone). He then has to get past the dog. The illustrations are bright and bold. There are very few words in the story. I would use this book to teach the feature of Science Fiction.