Bitty Bot

Bitty Bot


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“Told in jaunty, rollicking rhymes that are enlivened by colorful, humorous digital illustrations, this robot version of a bedtime story demonstrates that, no matter how energetic a little ‘bot’ may be, there inevitably comes a time when ‘batteries are running low!’” —Kirkus Reviews

A little robot would rather go on an intergalactic adventure than go to sleep in this rhyming romp that breaks all the bedtime rules.

In a busy robot town
bots begin to power down.
All except for Bitty Bot!
Feeling sleepy?
Maybe not!

Charming text in rhyming verse tells the story of energetic Bitty Bot, who, instead of going to bed decides to build a rocket and go on a space adventure! Sweet and fun to read aloud, this bedtime book is perfect for tots and bots of all varieties.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481449298
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Bitty Bot Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,275,639
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tim McCanna is the author of Bitty Bot, Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway, and Watersong, which was called a “joyful, gorgeous book” by Booklist. When he’s not writing books for children, Tim enjoys volunteering for SCBWI and taking trips to the beach. Tim has worked in advertising, written musicals, and played accordion in several bands before becoming a children’s book author. He lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two kids. Visit him at

Tad Carpenter is a designer, author, teacher, and illustrator of many books for young readers. The New York Times Book Review raved of his Zoom! Zoom!, “Any child obsessed with trucks or backhoes or trains or steam shovels should get a jolt of pleasure from the vehicular energy on display here.” He lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Visit him online at

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Bitty Bot 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
One of the cutest books for the wee-ones! Sadly, it's too young for my ewoks, but we enjoyed it. I read it a few times. Written by Tim McCanna and illustrated by Tad Carpenter, Bitty Bot is a story about a little robot who wants to go on adventures in outer space than go to sleep, like everyone else in his world. First, the cover's totally cute! The gadgets and colors behind Bitty and his pet keep the eyes busy. The art style is unique and offers up a 60's vibe. I liked it! The story was written like an adorable nursery rhyme, explaining Bitty's bedtime process. But instead of going to sleep, Bitty builds a rocket ship and takes off. How many times have children imagined doing something like that? I loved the tale and I think all children, 9 months to 6-years of age will adore it- if for the illustrations alone! I now one of my little ones did Check it out, while I move on to the next read. *Full review with photos: Bitty Bot Tim McCann Illustrated by Tad Carpenter Simon & Schuster October, 2016