Time to Recharge, Harper!

by Kelly Leigh Miller (Author) Kelly Leigh Miller (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

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.

School Library Journal

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, NJ

Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Kelly Leigh Miller
Kelly Leigh Miller is an illustrator and author. She lives in Chicago, IL, with Frankie, her lovable bad-dog-turned-good, the inspiration for her debut picture book, I Am A Wolf!
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
August 20, 2021
Age Range
3 - 5 years

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