Cover Image: I Am Not a Tin Can!

I Am Not a Tin Can!

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This was an incomplete ARC and very difficult to judge based on the text that was missing. Overall, it's just okay. Glad the boy seems to learn the error of his ways in the end and realizes the robot is smart and has feelings.
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Though I've enjoyed other books by this author, this one left me cold.

Here we have a sweet robot who'd like to be friends, and a snotty kid who insists on telling the robot his shortcomings - no heart, no brain-and forcing the poor automaton to perform tasks to prove he's not a tin can. Shouldn't love and friendship be unconditional?

I wanted to give the robot a hug, and send the boy to bed without his supper.
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The illustrations were lovely, but this ARC was missing over half of the text for 808. I would enjoy reading a copy with the correct text
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OMG2Cute!
A tale of an unlikely friendship and learning from our new friends' strengths. If your young readers is into robots, they will LOVE this book. I really enjoyed the illustrations with their simple nature and watercolor variations. The illustrations convey the pure relationship forming between Number 809 and Robert. 

A great book to get new readers interested and a great way to start a conversation with young readers about friendships of all types.

Grateful to have received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley & Kids Can Press
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This is a sweet story about a little boy and a robot who are exchanging a dialogue about what friendship is all about.  The robot asks the boy if he would like to be his friend.  The little guy replies no because robot is not human but only a tin can.

The robot then proceeds to show that he is able to perform many human things like play music, do math and even bake a cake to name just a few of his accomplishments.  The boy, although impressed, points out that the robot has no brain or heart therefore disqualifying him and bringing him back down to tin can status.  Oh my, how does robot respond to those accusations and prove he is worthy of being the boy's friend? 


" I Am Not A Tin Can!"  encourages kids to ponder  the qualities that does make a good friend. The illustrations are kid relatable and the story is encapsulated in speech bubbles which kids will really like.  

 Valuable life lessons are learned for both robot and the little boy. The little boy learns not to judge and be open to acceptance and the robot experiences happiness as his offer of friendship is ultimately accepted.  I love this heartfelt story as it offers a chance to discuss empathy, kindness, caring and what it takes to become a good friend.  I highly recommend this story.
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This book tells the story of a robot who wants to make friends. A child meets the robot and thinks he is a tin can, but as they get to know each other, they become friends, fulfilling the robot’s wishes. The message of the story reminds us that things aren’t always what they seem and that using your imagination can be a really powerful opportunity to learn and grow. The story is nice, but I don’t love the font when the robot speaks. The letters and numbers seem kind of hard to read and I think that the font the child speaks in would be fine for both characters. The story is told in text boxes, but it also allows opportunities for shared reading or reading with voices where one person reads on character and the other reads for the other character. In general I like the book and think it would be a good fit in many classroom libraries and home bookshelves. As a grade 3 teacher, I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 4-9 range. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read and review this book!
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A fun story about a boy and a robot meeting for the first time, I Am Not a Tin Can has the two characters going back and forth about how the robot is, or is not, a tin can.
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The illustrations were cute! I didn’t really enjoy the story however my 4 year old laughed out loud at many of the lines so I’m going to let him review this one.  He says “I love everything about this book”
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un pequeño robot quiere hacer amigos y conoce a robert y empiezan a socializar pero robert insiste que el robot es una pequeña lata y es una discusión que termina pronto pero es muy lindo todo

thanks to netgalley and Kids Can Press for a copy of this book.
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This adorable book offers a lot to think about with empathy and friendship. Would definitely recommend.
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Thank you Netgalley for the ARC. This is a very sweet book about a boy and a robot who looks like a tin can.
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