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Matt de la Peña’s warmhearted story is musical in its cadences…Christian Robinson’s angular, bright illustrations are energetic and vibrant…a celebration of the joys of service, the gifts of grandmothers and the tenderness that the city can contain —The Washington Post


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“This is Doug.  He’s a robot. Each morning his parents plug him in to fill him up with lots and lots of facts.  They love their little robot and want him to be the smartest robot ever.”

The download unravels when Doug’s eye is caught by a real live pigeon just outside the window.  A robot rebellion ensues as he unplugs, straps on his power pack, and zooms off to explore.  A great reminder that sometimes the best way to learn about the world is to go out and be in it.



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