When Tom and his parents move to their new house they hear strange noises coming from the shed next door. Tom helps his parents tidy the junk-filled garden in the hope that his dad will build him a pirate ship play-house. But Mum and Dad tire easily. Then Tom finds out that the neighbor is an inventor. He's invented a robot called Helpful Helen. She can do jobs around the house and garden. Tom's dad is very excited by the robot and gives her a long list of instructions. But oh no! He hasn't spoken slowly. And Helen is programmed to be very helpful. It looks like things are about to get a bit higgledy-piggledy. This is a very funny story about a robot gone haywire!
About the Author
Bob Wilson is the author and illustrator of the much-loved and best-selling Stanley Bagshaw books, which have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Kurt Maschler Award, the Kate Greenaway Prize and the CBF Children's Book of the Year. He has written and illustrated many other books, and has also been a singer/songwriter and a lecturer. He gives talks in schools, theatres and libraries to both children and adults, and he has run writing and illustration courses at various literary festivals. He lives in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.