Illustrated by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco. This is the story of a boy who struggles to put his rambunctious robots to bed.
My son Samuel loved mechanical things when he was a little boy (and still does as a big boy). Robots and rocket ships and space have a boyish wonder, but--not to get too philosophical--they represent the deeper questions about our place in the universe. When I think about the meaning of my life, I think a lot about Sam. So this is my book for him.
Little, Brown featured it on the cover of their fall catalog...
...Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review...
...released in paperback by Scholastic...
...and here are some awards that it won:
- ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2016
- Bank Street College: Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016
- Chicago Public Library: Best Picture Books of 2015
- Huffington Post: Best Picture Books of 2015
- Early Childhood Education Zone: Best Children's Book Since 2013
Time for bed.
Time to dim
Brush your rotors
‘round and ’round.
Clean your shields
And power down.