Even robots need to recharge in this cheeky picture book about the importance of naptime. Harper the robot does not like to re-charge his battery. His classroom is full of fun things to do, but he can't do any of them when he's all plugged in. So what's a busy bot to do?
Author-illustrator Kelly Leigh Miller puts a whimsically futuristic spin to the age-old dilemma convincing nap-resistant kiddos that everyone needs to take time to rest.
PreS-Gr 1--Make no mistake about this rambunctious little robot: Harper does not like to recharge. After all, what's the point? Recharging makes Harper miss out on all sorts of the best things. Miller explores the all-too-familiar scene of a child who does not want to nap. Bright, adorable digital illustrations detail Harper's quest to avoid a charge, but this very busy bot and his buddies soon realize that resting/recharging is required for optimal fun. Classmates and teachers observe Harper feeding the canvas and painting a fish as his exhaustion increases. After waking from a necessary nap, Harper's teacher informs him of his impeccable timing to help with clean-up. Giggles are sure to follow the story's conclusion. Pair with Stop That Yawn! by Caron Levis and No More Naps! by Chris Grabenstein for sleep-reluctant readers. VERDICT A funny but additional purchase for picture book collections.--Olivia Gorecke, Cape May Cty. Lib., Ocean View, NJCopyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.