Title of Picture Book: The Robot in My Playground
Author: Pauline Loh
Illustrator: Avina Tan
Publisher and Country: Epigram Books, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Lucas loves robots. Especially the robot in the playground near his house. How he wishes that the robot would come to life. And after a big storm, it does!
They forge a friendship that will have a deep impact on Lucas for years to come.
5 Keywords (other than themes): friendship, robots, science fiction, aliens, career choices
Brief Review (in under 50 words): This is a good book to engage children in conversations about friendship, relocation and career choices. However, on a less serious note – it is good simply for a fun read. The artwork is rich and colourful.
Read about how 2 illustrators ‘fought over’ the book! https://paulineltl.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/they-fought-over-robot-in-my-playground/
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5583-6
Submitted by Pauline Loh