The Twelve Bots of Christmas
Written and Illustrated by Nathan Hale
Walker and Company, 2010. Unpaged.
This picture book is easily one of my favorite new Christmas titles! Written by local author/illustrator Nathan Hale, The Twelve Bots of Christmas is a surefire hit for young boys and fans of all things robotic. Hale re-wrote the classic "Twelve Days of Christmas" specifically for modern children, with much better gifts of course. This story hits its climax with "FIVE BOT-TO-RIES! Four Calling Borgs, Three Wrench Hens, Two Turbo-Doves, and a Cartridge in a Gear Tree!"
The illustrations are as full of life as the story itself. Although the gifts are robotic and technical, there is no lack of color highlighting the wonderful world of characters that Hale has created. This story is an especially fun read (or sing) aloud tale!
Nathan Hale will be coming to Provo Library for a book signing on December 14th, from 4:00-5:00pm, and this title will be for sale that afternoon. Also, you won't want to miss his display in the Children's Library. He has recreated The Twelve Bots of Christmas characters entirely out of LEGO!