And the Robot Went . . .

by Michelle Robinson and Sergio Ruzzier

In this cumulative tale, a group of animals assembles a robot: Booo! Bang! Click! Zap! Tippa Tappa! Ooh! Flash! Clang! . . . Surprise!

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544586529
  • ISBN-10: 0544586522
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 05/02/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Starting with a box of parts, the Nosy Fox, the Bear in a Blazer, the Blue Gnu, and other remarkable builders assemble the Robot, step by step. Each stage of the process has its own sound effect, and the growing list of sounds is repeated in every spread. Young children will happily Click, Clang, and Tappa Tappa along and relish the surprise ending of this winsome cumulative tale.

About the author
Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson has written numerous picture book texts published in the UK and/or the US. She hoards cardboard, foil, and plastic bottle caps so her children can build their own robots and other creations. Her book There's a Lion in My Cornflakes won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award for Best Picture Book in 2014. She lives in England with her family.

Sergio Ruzzier

Sergio Ruzzier has illustrated a number of picture books, some of which he also wrote. Italian by birth, he lives in Brooklyn. Visit him at


"An excellent selection for any collection, especially those with fans of robots and noisy interactive stories." —SLJ 


"Adults reading to large groups will get great mileage out of this uniquely mechanical medley..."Kirkus Reviews 


"...delightfully unpredictable..."Publishers Weekly 


"Preschoolers will love shouting out all the sounds, and a semi-poignant, semi-funny ending provides opportunities for discussion." —Horn Book