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January picture book of the month - No-Bot the Robot with no bottom by Sue Hendra

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Jan-13 13:09:49

We're kicking of the new year with a hilarious book to entertain your dcs. Fans of Sue Hendra's series about Barry the fish (and Norman and Keith) will be delighted to hear Sue has created a new character; Bernard the Robot. In this book Bernard loses his bottom on a park swing and endures a hilarious journey to get it back. Read the picture book of the month page to hear more about No-Bot and Sue's other books and enter this month's comp to win a free copy. Remember, if you are one of the lucky 50 to win a free copy you must come back to this thread and post up to let us whether you have enjoyed the book.

DuchessofMalfi Wed 02-Jan-13 17:27:28

DS adores Barry the Fish with Fingers. It's one of his favourite books and can't get enough of it smile And he's fascinated by robots and loves a good laugh. This would be pretty much his perfect book grin.

If we're not lucky enough to get a free copy, we'll definitely be placing an order for it at the library/getting our own copy!

Blatherskite Wed 02-Jan-13 20:53:16

Both of my children adore Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. They'd love this new book. Crossing fingers that we'll get a copy

morethemerrier Thu 03-Jan-13 10:56:57

We already have Barry the Fish with Fingers,didn't realise there were as many in this series of books!

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jan-13 11:05:26

We've closed the forms this morning for the free books and will be selecting 50 names at random today and sending them over to the publishers. Good luck and do remember to post when you've read the book.

HazelDormouse Fri 18-Jan-13 14:01:36

Thank you for our copy of No-bot the Robot. We received it in the post this morning. I have just read it to DS. He thought it was 'strange' and 'odd'. However, it did motivate him to build a lego No-bot. Lovely bright illustrations. A great simple, yet humorous story. I think we will get a lot of use out of it.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Jan-13 16:25:25

Great to hear the copies have now arrived and thanks for your son's feedback, HazelDormouse (we like 'strange' and 'odd' smile). If anyone else received a copy today and has chance to read over the weekend, please do let us know what you think.

Indith Fri 18-Jan-13 17:15:07

We got a copy of No Bot today, we've just read it after coming in from an epic after school sledging expedition.

Ds1 (6) says the best bit is when Bernard leaves his arm behind on the last page, he thought that was funny.

Dd (4) says the best bit is when he loses his bottom. This may not be entirely accurate as it was exactly the same sentence as her brother used with just the body part substituted. I think she liked it though.

Ds2 910 months) has attempted to chew the pages.

Ds1 is now making a sledge from the box grin.

I'm sure we can come up with slightly more detailed feedback after a few more reads.

thelittlejojo Sat 19-Jan-13 15:49:09

We got our copy of No-Bot yesterday. Thank you very much smile

Read it to my 2yr old daughter and she enjoyed it. (She loves having books read to her - we read 4 before bed every night!)

She laughed when the robots bottom fell off on the swing.

And she liked the illustrations in general. She was able to recognise the monkey, birds, dog, bear, elephant and rabbits.

I'm sure this will become one of her regular reads.

WowOoo Sat 19-Jan-13 15:54:38

Thanks very much for our book.

It went down a storm with ds2 who is three. He found every reference to bottoms hysterical.
Ds1 who is 6 also liked it very much. In particular he liked the fact that he noticed the arm on the last page that his little brother had not.

The pictures are lovely and it's also quite touching when the robot gets upset. Anything to get my children to try to empathise is great.

We had the Barry book for Christmas so I will be looking for the other books in the shops.

Lannyx3 Tue 26-Feb-13 10:29:44

We bought this book a few months ago as my lg loves robots. She and her aunties all under 4 absolutely loved the book especially the end when they wiggle. They enjoyed looking for his bottom and i thought the story was fab, funny and cute. Definitly looking forward to reading other bools by this author.

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