Drew is a computer geek who loves to build things out of electronic scraps that other people throw out. He has developed an amazing new Robot that works on a unique power source all from parts he found while dumpster diving. Hope is a wealthy Hispanic girl with busy parents. She certainly never planned to dig in trash heaps for robot pieces but she learns to enjoy it. The two unlikely friends end up on a wild adventure while trying to save their sticky robot from a greedy scientist. Along the way they learn important lessons about family, friendship, and the power of skunk scent.
|Publisher:||Amphorae Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.39(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Cara Brookins is best known for being the mom who built her own house using YouTube tutorials. She has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her presentations and workshops since 2004. She’s the author of eight books, including Rise, How a House Built a family, which tells the story of building her 3500 square foot house with the help of her four children by watching YouTube tutorials and googling things like foundation work, plumbing, and gas lines. News of Cara's family story went viral in more than 65 countries and was viewed two billion times. Rise, has now been optioned to become a major motion picture.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gadget Geeks based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Drew is a builder: a geek who loves making things from junk - which is why he can commonly be found dumpster diving for spare parts and new ideas. Free parts is the reason why he can afford to build a robot. It's also part of the reason why he's friends with Hope, a Hispanic girl with busy, wealthy parents who like Drew for his unique interests. It's unusual enough to find a friendship between two people from distinctly different economic circles, much less different cultures - but their mutual attraction and friendship is further solidified by a dilemma when an evil scientist gets wind of Drew's amazing robot and decides to robotnap it. In the course of their organized resistance and battles, the two bond and learn valuable lessons about friendship, adversity, and sticking together. Intrigue, adventure, conflict, and evolving relationships: add a healthy dose of skunk scent (…and you'll just have to read the story to find out why) and what you have here is an outstanding story of robots and intrigue, with more psychological depth than either the classic young investigators Encyclopedia Brown or Danny Dunn can offer.
This book is really fun to read because it is filled with mystery and danger for the main characters, Drew and his friend Hope. Drew is a highly intelligent inventor who just happens to be thirteen! His new friend, Hope, is a very rich, but lonely girl, whose parents have no time for her, while Drew’s family is very loving and close knit. Drew has almost finished building a unique and amazing robot named Stickey, and he is very hopeful that his robot will change the world for the better. You will hardly believe the lengths that he and Hope will go to in order to collect the parts Drew needs to build his creation! When the word gets out about his important invention, greedy criminals start coming out of the woodwork to try to steal the robot for purely financial reasons. This is a wonderful story about the bravery and creativity of Drew, Hope and Drew’s younger brother, and how they come up with brilliant plans to outsmart the villains. I would recommend this fun and inspiring book to any young person interested in robotics OR who just wants to have fun reading a terrific book!
A fun little story about a boy who enjoys dumpster diving to create robots, a girl with distant but wealthy parents, and evading corporate scientists who want to steal their invention. A cute little story with friendship, humor, action, and adventure. I really like that this book, and the author, promotes girls in STEM. Great book for children who enjoy technology and gaming.