Chip didn't think anything could be worse than almost failing fifth grade until his new brother, Simon, arrived. Simon is the latest in robotic technology. He looks just like a human boy, but he is ten times better-better at being polite, cleaning his room, spouting the multiplication tables at summer school, and swimming, Chip's favorite sport. Dad hopes that Simon will set a good example for Chip. Instead, Simon takes Chip's place-even on the swim team! Young readers, all too familiar with the pressures of pleasing their parents, succeeding in school, and winning in competition, will love the way man triumphs over machine in this highly entertaining book.
Author Biography: Bonny Becker is the author of The Christmas Crocodile, illustrated by David Small.
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My Brother, the Robot based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a science fiction novel because the plot is not possible in reality. The robot is a piece of technology in the future and as the story goes on the robot needs more and more work. The character of Chip is a striking character that many children are able to relate with. Most children have sibling rivaly and the way Simon treats Chip is horrible. Chip has a great personality, he is funny and traumatized yet independently motivated. Chips's character is what keeps the story interesting
This story is funny and entertaining, but it is much more than that. Anyone who ever had a brother or sister will understand exactly what Chip is feeling when his father brings home a much more 'perfect' son. Robots, sports, brotherhood, friendship and family....all in one funny book!