Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi is the story of Penny Rose who has moved to a new town and hasn’t made any friends. She spends her time making small robots from recycled materials. Over the road, lives a girl called Lark who is a little strange. She is obsessively interested in birds and doesn’t seem to have any friends. She is a natural choice for Penny Rose to befriend. Lark and Penny Rose enjoy playing with the robots and a fantasy twist is introduced into the story when the robots take on a life of their own.
Meantime, Penny Rose is invited to join a secret science club. She is flattered, but it causes conflict in her relationship with Lark. In the end, the story shows the value of working to preserve a friendship.
The story is well-told and the fantasy twist was fun, but it distracted from the natural reality of the story. The book would appeal to children with good imaginations, but not those who like their stories grounded in facts.
A fun read.
Thanks to Christian School Supplier for providing a free book for review