Bitty Bot

Illustrated by Tad Carpenter
(Part of Bitty Bot)
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About The Book

“Told in jaunty, rollicking rhymes that are enlivened by colorful, humorous digital illustrations, this robot version of a bedtime story demonstrates that, no matter how energetic a little ‘bot’ may be, there inevitably comes a time when ‘batteries are running low!’” —Kirkus Reviews

A little robot would rather go on an intergalactic adventure than go to sleep in this rhyming romp that breaks all the bedtime rules.

In a busy robot town
bots begin to power down.
All except for Bitty Bot!
Feeling sleepy?
Maybe not!


Charming text in rhyming verse tells the story of energetic Bitty Bot, who, instead of going to bed decides to build a rocket and go on a space adventure! Sweet and fun to read aloud, this bedtime book is perfect for tots and bots of all varieties.

About The Author

Tim McCanna is the author of Bitty BotBitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway, and Watersong, which was called a “joyful, gorgeous book” by Booklist. When he’s not writing books for children, Tim enjoys volunteering for SCBWI and taking trips to the beach. Tim has worked in advertising, written musicals, and played accordion in several bands before becoming a children’s book author. He lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two kids. Visit him at TimMcCanna.com.

About The Illustrator
Photograph courtesy of the illustrator

Tad Carpenter is a designer, author, teacher, and illustrator of many books for young readers. The New York Times Book Review raved of his Zoom! Zoom!, “Any child obsessed with trucks or backhoes or trains or steam shovels should get a jolt of pleasure from the vehicular energy on display here.” He lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Visit him online at TadCarpenter.com.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (October 2016)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481449298
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD440L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

What happens when robots wind down? Do they actually sleep? Yep, they do, according to this charmer with a mechanical twist. Told in jaunty, rollicking rhymes that are enlivened by colorful, humorous digital illustrations, this robot version of a bedtime story demonstrates that, no matter how energetic a little "bot" may be, there inevitably comes a time when "batteries are running low!" . . . Young techies may or may not want to zoom into bed right after listening, but they'll be more than a little "bitty" ready for repeat readings.

– Kirkus Reviews

A lively fantasy that will make for a fun read-aloud.

– Booklist

Carpenter’s palette of blues and purples and greens conjures a vivid and unusual world of nighttime technology. . . . The book’s storyline will be a hit with kids and parents alike.

– USA Today, December 4, 2016

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