Thursday, June 14, 2007

Robot Dreams by Sara Varon

This is another one of those sneak previews I picked up at BookExpo. I don't think it comes out until Fall 2007. It's a wordless graphic novel about a friendship between a robot and a dog who become separated but long for each other. I love the artwork—it's cute without being childish, and so expressive...I could just feel the regret of the good-hearted dog who had to leave his rusted robot friend behind. And the poor robot resounds with hopefulness in spite of being buried under the snow. It's amazing how much the artist can convey, especially in the small, single frames that begin and end the chapters. I would recommend this one for all ages, but its bittersweet ending will be most appreciated by older readers (especially teens and adults!).

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