From the author of the irreverent Darkmouth series comes a heartwarming tale of a lost toy robot and its quest to be reunited with its young owner. Whilst WALL-E might be an easy point of comparison, Hegarty’s tale has a humour and personality all its own, introducing us to a colourful array of mechanised characters and a touching story of devotion and persistence.
For fans of WALL-E and Toy Story, comes a heart-warming, humorous adventure about a young robot trying to find its way home.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, Boot is a special book you will want to treasure and share.
When toy robot, Boot, wakes up at a scrapyard, it has no idea how it got there and why it isn't with its owner, Beth. It only has two and a half glitchy memories, but it knows it was loved, which means something important to humans.
Boot soon realises its emotions make it different to other robots, who just function and don't think. Boot is scared but tries to be brave, which is hard when its screen keeps showing a wobbly, worried face. Luckily Boot meets Noke and Red - other 'advanced' robots who have learned to survive in secret.
With its new friends by its side, Boot is determined to find Beth and the gang set off on a dangerous adventure. Everything Boot thought it knew about the world is changing and things aren't as simple as it remembers...
Boot is a story that will take you by surprise and make you think about the world around you.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 12 mm
Praise for Darkmouth:
'Shane Hegarty explodes into the fantasy universe with Darkmouth. Hilarious and exciting. Terrifying and heart-stopping. Everything a great fantasy series should be. The next big thing is here' - Eoin Colfer'Packed with wonderful characters and imaginative gadgets, and the fast-paced action is underpinned with a dry wit' - The Daily Mail
'Hegarty understands the importance of humour for young readers. One of the great pleasures of being scared is the release of laughter that comes afterwards, and Darkmouth is peppered with sly, gentle wit' - The Irish Times
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“Funny! Heart Warming!”
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy!
This was a delightful funny and heart warming read after a long day at work.
It also perhaps give you a taste of the future?
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“So much more than i had ever imagined.”
I asked for this as a proof for my son, and wasn't sure how he would take to it as its a little more younger than what he is used to (but who doesn't like a quite heartfelt read every now and then). I would... More
“Boot is cute but this book holds so much more”
Wow, I loved this book and was very lucky to receive a review copy from the publisher . Following a similar path to many books as in - character is lost and lonely, they go on an adventure, they make new friends and... More
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