There's a Robot in My Socks (Hardcover)

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There's a Robot in My Socks By Meredith Rusu, Martín Morón (Illustrator) Cover Image

There's a Robot in My Socks (Hardcover)

By Meredith Rusu, Martín Morón (Illustrator)


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Beep, boop, bop! This robot won't stop!

Jamie has a robot in her socks that makes sure things go just right! But when a trip to Grandma's house messes up Jamie's routine, will her robot start to fritz and fight? 

Filled with catchy rhymes and lively illustrations, this Mighty Moods story is the perfect read-aloud for parents and kids who might discover they have robots that get nervous about change—and that's okay! 

The "Mighty Moods" series is a delightful collection of picture books that explores the many ways children express big emotions. 
Meredith Rusu is a children’s book author specializing in titles based on television and movies. She has written more than one hundred books from preschool to young adult for brands such as LEGO, Disney/Pixar, Peppa Pig, American Girl, and Star Wars. She is also the author of The DATA Set chapter book series under the pen name Ada Hopper. Visit her author website:
Product Details ISBN: 9780829457094
ISBN-10: 0829457097
Publisher: 4U2B Books & Media
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English

Rusu continues her Mighty Moods series, after There’s a Yeti in My Tummy, with this charming tale of a young girl trying to maneuver through life when things just don’t go according to plan. Jamie has a special friend—a robot in her socks, who “makes things go just right and always gets things done her way.” That includes making sure Jamie gets the right plate at mealtime and never has to take a barefoot nap, but all that efficiency comes at a cost: when life throws Jamie the curveball of spending the day with her Gram, who isn’t quite in sync with her robot friend, it turns out to be a lot messier than either Jamie—or her grandmother—expect.

Rusu perfectly captures the black and white thinking of childhood, as Jamie insists that nothing at her Gram’s house is the way it should be: the princess soap is all wrong, her stuffed animal didn’t make it into the car, and—gasp!—Gram has the nerve to serve cookies on the wrong-colored plate. But there’s a deeper message here, too, and adult readers will relish the valuable lesson that a little grace can go a long way. When the day turns south, Jamie’s grandmother is understandably frustrated, but she soon realizes that she and Jamie have quite a bit in common; in Gram’s own words, “I have a robot too, you know. She comes out when I’m stressed.”

That small attempt to connect immediately sparks with Jamie, and young readers will be delighted when a big, drippy ice cream cone is the answer to “turn[ing] this day around.” Morón’s muted, intricate pencil sketches compose the bulk of the illustrations—allowing plenty of space for readers to hunt for small, humorous details—but brightly hued graphics are also sprinkled throughout for added fun. This is a cheerful reminder that “life’s better with a little mess.”

Takeaway: Playful depiction of how to handle life’s curveballs (and robots!)

-BookLife Review