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This week marks the publication of No-Bot: The Robot's New Bottom by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet.
Read on for our review of the book, followed a very unusual review written by Bernard the Robot himself and a chance to win your own copy.
Book Title: No-Bot: The Robot's New Bottom! (available here)
Author: Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 2020
Most Suitable For: EYFS & KS1
Reviewed By: Alison Leach
Bernard the robot is back for a new adventure. Previously, he had no bottom at all (claiming his name No-Bot), but for a while he has been the proud owner of a perfectly suitable bottom.
A trip to the park sparks new cause for concern when Bernard and his trusty friends hear strange squeaking and clanging noises coming from Bernard’s backside. There’s only one thing to do, which is to send the bottom away to be fixed - rendering Bernard a No-Bot once again. In the meantime, Bernard’s concerned friends attempt to provide suitable alternatives - but finding the perfect backside is no easy task!
Husband and wife duo Hendra and Linnet (creators of Supertato) have hit the mark again with their target audience of readers in the 3-6 age bracket, and this story is brimming with the duo's trademark style of silliness and fun. No-Bot: The Robot's New Bottom is the kind of story that is sure to get young children giggling at the daftness of the storyline as well as, no doubt, the topic of bottoms. It's a hoot of a read that will provide bottom-less fun to little ones.
Blog Tour: Bernard reviews potential bottom no. 1
In the story, Bernard's friends attempt to find a substitute bottom while his own is being repaired. Today, we are pleased to EXCLUSIVELY publish Bernard's first ever online review - a review of a red sofa as a potential bottom replacement.
A review of a sofa as a bottom by Bernard the Robot.
I think the obvious benefit of having a sofa for a bottom is the ability to have a sit down whenever I want. It really is very useful when I am waiting for the bus or a bit tired from playing at the park with my friends. The down sides to having a sofa for a bottom are :- I keep losing my sweets down between the cushions, it’s very heavy to carry about and it makes my legs tired (my legs are only made out of tin foil and rubber after all), I keep getting funny looks from passers by and sometimes they get confused and try to sit on my sofa bottom. I have to politely ask them to stop. So I have to give the Sofa bottom 2 out of 5 points and I don’t recommend getting one.
No-Bot The Robot’s New Bottom by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet is out 25th June (Paperback £6.99, Simon & Schuster).
Thanks to the publishers at Simon & Schuster Kids, we have a copy of No-Bot: The Robot's New Bottom to give away to one of our followers.
To enter, follow @booksfortopics on Twitter and retweet the giveaway tweet. The giveaway closes 11.59pm 29 June (UK) - terms and conditions here.
Follow along with the blog tour this week to find out more about Bernard's quest for the perfect bottom.
Many thanks to the publishers for sending us a review copy.
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