Doll-E 1.0

Doll-E 1.0

by Shanda McCloskey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316510318
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 60,299
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Shanda McCloskey was inspired to develop the determined, creative character of Charlotte by the entrepreneurial spirit of her family members and by watching her inventive daughters play with their toys. She studied art in Atlanta and New York City, and Doll-E 1.0 is her first book for children. Shanda lives near Atlanta, Georgia, and invites you to visit her at shandamc.com.

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Doll-E 1.0 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JessicaOliveros More than 1 year ago
This book is so much fun! My 5 year-old and 8 year-old girls LOVE it. (I even caught my 11 year-old son sneaking a read.) The illustrations are fun and appealing, the color palette (the blue hair!) really draws you in right away. It's the kind of book you can't help but pull off the shelf to take a look. And the story really lives up to the visual! The brilliant synthesis of good old-fashioned play with high-tech play is told so well. It teaches kids not to forget their imagination but also that technology can be constructive and useful if not overdone. The end ties the whole story together beautifully. And I love the substory with the dog. He comes around to liking the doll, too, in the end, although he's threatened at first. (Look close! He gives a peace offering.) All-in-all a WONDERFUL addition to our library.
CathyBallouMealey More than 1 year ago
It’s techno-trouble for clever Charlotte, the heroine of McCloskey’s DOLL-E 1.0, because she doesn’t comprehend the purpose of her new toy, a doll. With her trusty canine sidekick Blutooth, Charlotte is constantly on call for fixing the gadgets and devices that break and baffle her family. However, her constant coding and tinkering spark concern from her parents, who want Charlotte to unplug a bit. The new “human-shaped pillow” doesn’t inspire much enthusiasm until a hidden battery pack is revealed. Charlotte tackles a doll upgrade, much to Blutooth’s dismay. Will his doggie destruction thwart Charlotte’s creative coding and clicking, or will it lead to a new appreciation for her technological ingenuity? This STEM-friendly tale will appeal to young readers who appreciate and alternate between toys with and without power buttons. McCloskey’s action-filled, colorful characters are expressive and engaging. The scratchy, sketched appearance balances a sophisticated use of cartoon-panels. Full page illustrations pace the story nicely. Speech bubbles blend dialogue smoothly with text, while background details hint cleverly at Charlotte’s tools and organized interests. DOLL-E 1.0 is a smart, engaging and creative story with lots of contemporary charm.
ReaderWriterEducator More than 1 year ago
Love it! Cute, clever, great STEM selection that kids will read again and again. And the super twist with the two interwoven layers of the parent storyline and the child storyline is primo picture book storytelling!