Boffin Brainchild, the world's most advanced free-thinking robot, is bored. He's been programmed to learn like a child, so standing on a plinth in the science museum is no fun. Along comes Tom. Despite his best efforts Boffin escapes with him on the school bus.
What can Tom do? Terrified of being accused of stealing the robot, he disguises Boffin as a real boy. But how long can Tom fool his parents - and his school? Having the world's most valuable robot to stay is the most exciting thing, but definitely the scariest, ever! “This is a funny, intriguing and fascinating story. You really feel sorry for Tom as he tries to make Boffin understand what is acceptable, and what is not. It is like dealing with a toddler, but a lot worse. It will be great fun, especially for boys and there is the added interest of then finding more to read about real robots.”Books for Keeps, January 2014
“This is a brilliant book for the reluctant young reader.” Dr. Lynn Moore, educational psychologist, specialist schools book supplier (“Book of the Month” website review) “Reading this book aloud is a treat. The robot's funny repetitious phrases and quirky dialogue work well with younger children and help underpin the character.
The fast pace and flow of narrative twists and turns will keep any primary aged pupil engaged throughout. A satisfying ending and lots of possibilities for a sequel round off an ideal book for Year 5.
|Publication date||26 Sep 2013|