Watch Out for Wolfgang

Watch Out for Wolfgang

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By: Paul Carrick

He'll Clink, and he'll clank, and he'll tear your robot down!

Once upon a time, three robot brothers left home to seek their fortunes. Rod buys a factory just like his mother's, Slick finds one as fancy as himself, and Dudley- well, Dud does things his own way. When Wolfgang the Recycler comes knocking on their factory doors, the young bots have to think fast...or be recycled for their precious parts.

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Paul Carrick, author

Paul Carrick has been around the children's book circuit all his life, as the son of author Carol and illustrator Donald Carrick. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he has illustrated several children's books. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Mother Robot has three sons. Rod is big and yellow with a clock in his stomach. He makes his mother proud. Slick is a blue creature on a wheel. Dudley is green, rusty, and odd. One day their mother sends them out into the world with enough resources to acquire their own factories, big and strong enough to keep Wolfgang the Recycler at a distance. He wants their parts for enhancing himself. Rod buys a factory and cleans it up. Slick builds a steel castle. Dudley orders 12 truckloads of mud and happily nestles down into the oozing pile. Wolfgang tricks Rod into opening the door and dismantles him on the spot. He uses Slick's vain streak to gain entrance to his castle and breaks him down for parts. Dudley invites him in, and Wolfgang becomes trapped. After he sinks, his parts start floating to the top. Dudley rebuilds his brothers from the parts and makes a car from Wolfgang's remains. The reunited family goes for drive at the end, but it's clear from the picture that not everyone is assembled as they were before. Illustrations are done in mixed media, mostly in a collage style, and have a clunky, metallic look to them. Boys will like this retelling of a children's classic.


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ISBN: 978-1-57091-689-2

ISBN: 978-1-60734-134-5 EPUB
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Ages: 4-8
Page count: 32
10 1/2 x 9 1/2

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