Ultrabot's First Playdate (Hardcover)
Clarion Books, 9781328490131, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 16, 2019
Ultrabot is a big robot with a big problem. Its professor is planning a playdate with Becky Tingle, the little girl from next door. But Ultrabot has never been on a playdate, and it doesn’t know Becky. What if she’s mean? What if she breaks all of Ultrabot’s toys? What if she won’t share?
Packed with loads of fun details and visual humor, this reassuring friendship story speaks to the shy giant robot in all of us.
About the Author
Josh Schneider is the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning creator of Tales for Very Picky Eaters and many popular picture books, including Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover, Everybody Sleeps (But Not Fred), and Kid Amazing vs. The Blob. His first book, You'll Be Sorry, was named "Book That Provides Best Ammunition to Parents Weary of Warning Their Kids About Socking Their Siblings" by Publishers Weekly magazine. Josh lives in Chicago with his wife, Dana.
Praise For Ultrabot's First Playdate…
"[A] delightful tale about the anxiety of making new friends"—Chicago Tribune
"Schneider inserts subtle visual humor into every scene of this winning friendship story." —Publishers Weekly
“[T]he tongue-in-cheek text is counterpoint to hilarious digitally enhanced line and watercolor illustrations…. It may take several readings to glean all of Schneider’s visual gags." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[I]ntriguing, meticulous, and detail-rich mixed-media illustrations....Kids will crack up at the playdate’s aftermath; grownups will feel the professor’s pain; all will happily revisit this extraordinary playdate over and over"—The Horn Book