cover image Lots of Bots!: A Counting Pop-Up Book

Lots of Bots!: A Counting Pop-Up Book

David A. Carter and Noelle Carter. Random/Corey, $14.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-375-86509-1

Turning his attention away from bugs, David Carter and his wife, Noelle, launch a pop-up series with a counting book that introduces an eclectic cast of specialized robots that sport antennae, springs, wheels, pincers, and other handy apparatuses. Using a question-and-answer format to count up to 10, the book asks energetic, reader-directed questions like “Who makes you happy when you are sad?” with the answers appearing in verse (in this case, lifting a red curtain reveals “3 Giggle Jiggle Wiggle Bots will soon make you glad”). Carter’s quirky robots—that do everything from provide kisses and brush teeth to search for undersea treasure—should have effortless appeal for the preschool audience. Agent: JNJ Agency. Ages 3–up. (Oct.)