Cosmo and the Robot

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Overview

Cosmo lives on Mars. He has a big sister named Jewel (but she's a pain) and a robot named Rex (but he's broken).

Cosmo's luck is about to change, though, because his parents have just given him a new Solar System Utility Belt with these ten supersonic attachments:

  1. Sun Laser-Beam Flashlight
  2. Mercury Magneto Wrench
  3. Venus Antenna-Speaker Phone
  4. Earth Electro-Optic Pliers
  5. Mars Micro-Radar Homing Device
  6. Jupiter Coil Cable
  7. Saturn Ring Screwdriver
  8. Uranus Ultra-Magnifying Glass
  9. Nepture Specimen Bag
  10. Pluto Maxi-Scope Binoculars

With a belt like that, anything is possible ...

Cosmo, a boy living on Mars, must come up with a quick solution when his malfunctioning robot Rex threatens his sister Jewel.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This fanciful flight whisks readers to Mars, where a human boy lives with his parents and bossy older sister, Jewel. Cosmo is dismayed when his best friend, a robot named Rex, bumps his head and begins "acting like a monster." In compensation for having to dispose of Rex in the asteroid dump, his parents give Cosmo a Super Solar System Utility Belt containing 10 "supersonic attachments" with which the child dismantles several objects, including Jewel's Easy Bake oven. But the lad puts these tools to constructive use as well: with them he reassembles Rex and restores him to his former, friendly self. Pinkney's (The Adventures of Sparrowboy) trademark art, created on scratchboard with dyes and acrylic paints, presents a barren planet in the slightly kitschy tradition of '50s science fiction. Even with the outlandish plot and extraterrestrial setting, the author/artist lets ordinary family dynamics shine brightly. Ages 4-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Cosmo's best friend is a gentle robot named Rex. One day Rex bumps his robot head. After that he isn't himself any more. In fact Rex becomes downright mean. When Rex has to be taken to the asteroid dump, Cosmo knows that his life on Mars will never be the same. Even the awesome new Solar System Utility Belt can't cheer Cosmo. When Cosmo and his sister, Jewell, are playing near the asteroid dump, Rex attacks his sister. Cosmo saves the day and then, using his special tools, he saves Rex too. Quirky watercolors highlight this humorous story. 2000, Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, Ages 6 to 10, $15.95. Reviewer: Christopher Moning
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-When Cosmo's best friend, Rex, a gentle robot who's afraid of his own shadow, bumps his head and starts acting like a monster, he's relegated to the asteroid dump, leaving Cosmo bereft. To cheer him up, Cosmo's parents (scientists who have brought the family to live on Mars) give him a Super Solar System Utility Belt, complete with 10 supersonic attachments. He uses one to take apart his sister's Easy Bake oven, causing a squabble that prompts their parents to send them to Zone 5 to collect rocks for an experiment. However, Cosmo becomes distracted, applying the various attachments to take apart an abandoned terrain rover, and when his sister fails to return to where she impatiently left him, he puts his tool kit to good use, rescuing her from a menacing Rex-who, despite his ferocity, is still afraid of shadows. All ends well as Cosmo reconstructs Rex, restoring him to his former benign self. Pinkney's signature scratchboard style is used to good effect in creating a Martian landscape in eerie tones of peach, pink, purple, and yellow; some imaginative space equipment; and two appealing children. Topping off the fun is a glossary with whimsical definitions of the 10 "state-of-the-art" features of the Super Solar System Utility Belt-batteries not included.-Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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This master of scratchboard crafts another fantasyadventure a la his Adventures of Sparrowboy (1997), this one set on Mars. Having taken apart both pesky big sister Jewel's EasyBake Oven and an abandoned Mars Rover, with the help of tools from his new `Super Solar System Utility Belt,` young Cosmo is fully prepared to save Jewel from a deranged robot, then expertly fix it up (with Jewel's help) into a big metal playmate. Coloring his scratchboard art with swirls of paint, Pinkney puts his bickering siblings into bubblehelmeted pressure suits, placing them on a desolate, marmaladehued Martian landscape. There's not much science in this science fiction, but Batman's utility belt has nothing on Cosmo's, and young readers will cheer his mechanical aptitude as much as his heroism. (Picture book. 68)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688159405
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.83 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous books for children, including two Caldecott Honor Books, The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San Souci and Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Mr. Pinkney's own books include Cosmo and the Robot, Max Found Two Sticks, JoJo's Flying Side Kick, and The Adventures of Sparrowboy, winner of the 1997 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. Brian Pinkney has been awarded the Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration three times and the Coretta Scott King Award once, for In the Time of the Drums by Kim Siegelson. He lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.

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