by Chris Van Dusen
Candlewick. Unpaged. Picture Book
Randy Riley stinks at baseball, but he likes it and keeps trying. What he doesn't stink at is science--especially robotics. Both his really good skill and his not so good skill come into play (literally) when his little town is threatened by a fireball from Outer Space. While the townspeople shrink in terror, Randy gets busy in his lab, puts together a gigantic robot who tears the smokestack from an abandoned factory, and when that fireball comes smokin' in, high and tight, WHAMMO! right out of the park and perhaps even the solar system. Some fun for the little dudes and their grownups.