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Macmillan Children's Book

Little Bot and Sparrow

Author: Jake Parker

Little Bot and Sparrow

Little Bot and Sparrow


About This Book

A little robot and a sparrow learn about friendship and saying goodbye in this sweet and moving picture book.
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A story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream . . .

When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends.

This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend—and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye.

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press



In The News

“Parker’s gorgeous art captures the beauty of spring and the melancholy of winter, and he’s able to evoke a wealth of feeling in his miniature subjects . . . Readers might be reminded of Charlotte’s Web.” —USA Today

“Parker tells his story with humor and tenderness . . . Dreaming keeps memories alive for a very special robot in this sweet, quiet tale.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Parker chronicles the relationship between quirky master and student with velvety textures and idyllic settings that make the incongruous robot even more adorable . . . The discussions this story will spark should prove as rewarding as the happiest of endings.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A gently thoughtful picture book that got me just a little choked up . . . Parker's illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, with a soft edge that echoes the story.” —Books 4 Your Kids Blog

“A sweet, sweet story of friendship and dreams, and the powerful connection between the two . . . The spare but lovely narrative [is] made all the more sweet by Parker's adorable illustrations.” —Happily Ever Elephants

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Little Bot and Sparrow

Little Bot and Sparrow