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Rolie Polie Olie

By Sharon Asta, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Kids love this wacky story told in rhyme.

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William Joyce's love of robots comes through in this delightful day-in-the-life story of a busy little robot boy. Who could resist a robot family that not only cares about one another but also does a wacky "Rolie Polie Rumba Dance, always done in underpants!" Entirely computer-generated, the illustrations glow with an art deco polish and candy-bright color.

Kids will empathize with the rambunctious Olie, who's having way too much fun to go to bed. But he contemplates his behavior and apologizes to all, and, just before bed, everyone hugs and makes up. Children will see their own excesses in Olie's antics and learn that it's good to takes responsibility for one's behavior.

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