Thursday, July 24, 2014

Book Review - TIME for Kids Explorers: Robots


TIME For Kids Explorers: Robots

Publisher: Time For Kids
Publication Date: June 2014
ISBN: 978-1618933737
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: July 23, 2014

Did you know that a robot can help a surgeon operate on a real person? Wow! Did you know there is a snake-like robot that can creep and crawl into small, tight spaces and push through debris while sending back images to see if humans are trapped below the rubble? You'll learn about these two robots and so much more in this new book from TIME for Kids Explorers.

This almost 100 page book is loaded with page after page of really neat robots that do everything from explore the depths of the ocean to go into outer space. First, the reader will get a little history on robots, and learn where the word 'robot' came from, when the first robot was made, and what early designs looked like. Have you read the famous book, I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov? It's mentioned in here, along with Asimov's famous "Three Laws of Robotics."

After reading about the history of robots, the rest of the book is divided into seven chapters: Robots that Work, Protect, Explore, Fly, Help, Play and my favorite, Robots that Kids Make. There's no need to read Robots page-by-page, it's the perfect book to flip back and forth, finding interesting sections (hint: they're all interesting!) that grab your attention. Bright, clear photos abound on each and every page. In short, this is a great book for kids who want to learn about robots!

Quill says: For kids who love robots, this is a totally cool book!