Friday, 24 March 2017
House of Robots by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
This is a funny book that kept my laughing most of the way through. I did tense when ever the class bully Cooper Elliot made an appearance, hoping each time that he would be dealt with by the teachers or principal. I actually cringed when the students would play dodge ball in gym class. eeks, do they still play that horrible game.
Along the way we get to meet Trip, Sammy's BFF who has his own insecurity issues. Sister Maddy has an immune disease which keeps her at home, but not out of the antics of Sammy and E.
This book would be a great transition book for those young readers who are moving from the cartoon style potty humour books to a more traditional chapter book. It also shows that friendships do have tough times and that they take effort to maintain.
I listened to the audio book as read by Jack Patterson, James' son. Unabridged, 3 hours.
Also by Chris Grabenstein:
Home Sweet Motel: Welcome to Wonderland #1
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Cover image courtesy Hachette Book Group.