Shortlisted - Bologna Prize 2016

Can you find my robot's arm?

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One morning, poor robot wakes up to find he is missing an arm. He and his robo friend search inside and outside the house, through a garden, an amusement park, a library and even a candy shop, but it’s nowhere to be found. Where can the arm be, and what might make a suitable replacement? A lollipop? A fish bone? How about a fork?
Can you find my robot's arm? humorously invites children to explore the beautiful and intricate hand-cut images of Chihiro Takeuchi.

Where can the arm be, and what might make a suitable replacement?

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"A one-armed robot and his mini-bot friend search high and low for his missing appendage in this charming, funny cut-paper picture book. . . . Young readers will pore over the intricately detailed paper illustrations." --STARRED REVIEW, Shelf Awareness

"Takeuchi manages to transform a series of silhouettes into something quite impressively sprawling, dreamy and tender. . . . One can imagine the page being set in motion and almost hear the mechanical whirr underscore the story." --Globe and Mail

"Takeuchi’s cut paper illustrations make the silly, inventive best of angles, lines, and geometric shapes in both mechanical and natural worlds. . . . Bear[s] out hours of looking and looking again." --Toronto Star

" . . . Takeuchi's miniature robotic world is a joy to explore. Her original, illustrative style . . . sparks the imagination. An entertaining, interactive adventure from cover to cover. Highly recommended." --CM Magazine

"A robo-pleaser." --Kirkus Reviews

"Children will enjoy studying the intricate cut-paper illustrations depicting the friends' humorous search." --The Buffalo News

“Give your child an early introduction to STEM with this mechanical tale. . . . Children will not even realize they are learning since they will find the story so amusing.” --Village Living