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The Winter of the Robots

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Jim and his friend Oliver have done a science project together ever since they were in school, but this year Jim is tired of never being able to actually build a robot. He decides to partner with his crush, Rocky. They do a project on otters using Jim’s father’s security cameras without permission. But when Jim discovers the cameras are missing, along with Oliver’s new partner, Dmitri, Jim begins to suspect a felony. Dmitri turns up in a laundromat, heavily frostbitten, and with no security cameras. But he tells Jim, Oliver, and Rocky about a three-foot-tall dinosaur robot he saw that tasered him and prevented him from taking away the cameras. With the Science Fair and the Robot Contest imminent, Jim must act fast to get rid of the menace.

My favorite part of this book was when Jim and his sister were working or playing together. I thought it was fun how Penny helped Jim, even when her help wasn’t always the best, and how Jim helped Penny. It was obvious they loved each other, which is hard to find in these types of books. I think there is an opening for another book in the series, although it is a great stand-alone book too. The characters were three-dimensional, not just flat.

Reviewed By:
Author:
Kurtis Scaletta
Star Count:
4.5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
272 pages
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date:
10/8/2013
ISBN:
9780307931863
ASIN:
307931862
Issue:
January 2014
Category:
Tweens
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Publisher

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Issue

January 2014

Publication Date

10/8/2013

Format

Hard

Page Count

272 pages

Star Count

4.5

Book Author

Kurtis Scaletta

ASIN

307931862

ISBN

9780307931863

“The Winter of the Robots”

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