Saturday, February 15, 2014

Kid Konnection: Robot Burp Head Smartypants!


Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a picture book that's guaranteed to make your little ones giggle.

Summary: Robot and Robot are thirsty. How about a big gulp of engine oil? Ga-lugg! Guzzle! Mmm, mmm -- BurrRRRP! Oops! Pardon me! Of cour -- Burrrrrp! -- ourse! Oh, pardon me!

On your mark, get set, belch! The green and purple robots from Robot Zombie Frankenstein! are back for a second round of "Top This" games! Burp to ten? Easy! Burp the alphabet? No sweat! Burp by tens while blindfolded, juggling, and skateboarding? Yikes! Reluctant readers won’t even notice that they’re learning as they laugh out loud at the wacky antics of these irreverent robotic pals.

Annette Simon’s rival robots are back with a new game of nutty and bolty -- or is that burpy? -- one-upmanship. -- Candlewick

The robots from the picture book ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN by Annette Simon are back! (You can read all about their last appearance here!) This time they appear in ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS!, and they are once again competing against each other.  Instead of one-upping each other with colors and costumes, they are trying to out-burp the other one. (Yes... you read that correctly.) This book involves a lot of burping from two very silly robots.

The robots actually drink a little too much engine oil which causes them to belch. (In case you're wondering, they do excuse themselves!) The begin to burp while counting to ten and then they start in on the alphabet. The move on to counting (or should I say burping) by tens, and each performance is more and more outlandish.

While I'm not exactly a fan of burping, I did find ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS! to be cute, and I definitely think kids will love it. I am pretty sure my son would have gotten a kick out of these two robots when he was younger. As a mother, I do appreciate that the book is fun while also teaching little ones to count and say their ABCs.

As far as the illustrations go, I think they are positively adorable. The tone of the book is obviously silly and the brightly colored drawings are the perfect complement. In addition, I love the use of the different sized fonts. There is no doubt that these illustrations will attract even the youngest of readers.

ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS! is a very fun and very cute book.

Thanks to the author for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Vance probably would have been drawn to that book simply because the word burp is in the title.

Laura Fabiani said...

A burping contest? Yeah, I KNOW my son would get a kick out of that!

Beth F said...

All my nephews would have loved this. Hate to sound sexist, but this really does sound like a boy book. :)