Robert and the Robot


Bibliographic Information: Schwab, Eva. Robert and the Robot. North Carolina: Front Street, 2001. Print.

Brief Annotation: This book is a great book for new little scientists who need help with learning about how to investigate solutions.  The little boy in this book did not want to clean his room, and then found himself finding a new friend who could help him, if only he can figure out how to help the robot first.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K – 4

Readers who will like this: Students who are learning about engineering, particularly 4th graders, would love this book, because it ties into their science standards of finding solutions.

Rating/Response: 4 – This is a fun and active book about a young boy who doesn’t just sit back and not explore new solutions.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What do you wish you could create that would help you do something easier?

Reading Strategy: Science

Rationale for Strategy: This is a great book to use along with teaching about engineering and finding solutions.

Posted by: Alexa Wachter


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