Why Did I Read This Book?
Y’all, robots are so cool and you know, I will pretty much read anything with adorable pictures and robots. ALSO! Sometimes I Forget You’re A Robot by Sam Brown took me like five minutes to read, but in those five minutes, I was able to figure out who this book would appeal to as far as kids go and who to recommend it to. ALSO, this is my first picture book review, but not my last because you know I want to have all this knowledge about picture books before I pop kids out.
What Is The Story Here?
Sometimes I Forget You’re A Robot by Sam Brown is about a little boy who wishes so hard for a real robot just like the robot toy that he has. One day, he gets his wish and a real robot shows up in his yard. He is so excited. So, he asks the robot to go on all of these adventures with him but the robot can’t. The robot does not meet the boy’s expectations for space and deep sea adventure. Yet, instead of getting what he wants, the little boy gets what he needs with the robot and the results are very cute, adorable and heart warming.
How Is The Art?
In addition to being the author, Sam Brown is also the illustrator of the book and has even hand lettered the text. The illustrations are deceptively simplistic. Like there’s stick figures and crayon-like outlines. However, the illustrations fit perfectly with the text. I liked that the colors were pretty primary and bright — lots of reds and blues and greens. The more you look at the art, the more complex it becomes. Yet, at the same time, I think that it looks simple enough that it could inspire children to draw their own robot friends, if that makes sense.
Who Would I Recommend This To?
I would say this book would work best for children 4-6 years of age. If you are someone who does storytime, you could probably pair Sometimes I Forget You’re A Robot by Sam Brown with a craft from this Pinterest board: R Is For Robot.