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Booktalking "The Twelve Bots of Christmas" by Nathan Hale

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Santa glides across the sky in a spaceship-like vehicle pulled by four metallic reindeer above a city that is reminiscent of Futurama cartoons. 

On the first day of Christmas, the robot gets a cartridge in a gear tree. Every day, for a week and a half, the happy robot receives mechanical approximations of the gifts bestowed in the original Twelve Days of Christmas song. All of the characters in the story are made of interchangeable parts, but they smile and act friendly. 

The cheerful, simple design of the pictures is charming.

The Twelve Bots of Christmas by Nathan Hale, 2010

I love the geometric shapes of the illustrations and the Christmas colors. Gifts cascade across one of the double-page spreads. 

 

 

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