Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803734111, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2013
This is Robomop, a hardworking robot who's good at his job, which is cleaning...well, yes, the public restroom. But it's not all mopping, slopping, rubbing, and scrubbing. Robomop also does a wicked honky-tonk dance to the window washer's radio, and he dreams of seeing the sun and sky. So when he's carried outside one day, Robomop believes his wish has come true at last. Has it? Well one thing is for certain: for this little robot, finding his place in the world means never giving up trying.
Edel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba. He majored in painting at Pratt Institute (BFA) and Hunter College (MFA). His work has appeared in picture books, on stamps for the U.S. Postal Service, and on posters for films and Broadway shows.
"This one should hit the top of many bedtime stacks."
"Offers up a happy ending that involves friendship, love, and, well, honky-tonk music."
"This humorous story shows that everyone has a place in the world and should never give up. The illustrations are reminiscent of vintage picture books and brightly fill each page....A unique addition."
-School Library Journal
One of Daily Candy's Favorite Spring Books for Kids: "Pure silliness that somehow all computes."
-Daily Candy ���Fresh Picks for Little Readers���
"Thrill to the geometric exuberance of these drawings . . . [plus] a stubbornly cheerful finale, and honky-tonk soundtrack throughout." -- 9 New Picture Books That Need Rescuing from Permanent Obscurity
-The Huffington Post
"Rodriquez's whimsical illustrations. . .add to Taylor's uncommon tale. Educators looking for a new title to add to their books about persevering may find this to be that book."