Monday, September 5, 2016

grandma's bookshelf . . . The Bot That Scott Built . . . I'm Giving One Away!

As you know, if you read grandma's cookie jar, I am often asked to review new books for children . . . and often invited to hold a giveaway for the book as well. Such was the case for a new book with the title of, The Bot That Scott Built. Since my grandsons like robots . . . well, "love" robots would be more accurate . . . and they like science projects . . . once again, "love" science projects would be more accurate . . . I thought a book which combined these things would be a book they would enjoy . . . which they did!

The Bot That Scott Built
Author - Kim Norman
Illustrator - Agnese Baruzzi
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 3-7

Favorite Features -
  • Fun setting for a story - science fair with a robot, exploding volcano, fire ants, and more is a fun place for a story children - boys in particular will enjoy.
  • Cadence for the story/song, "The House That Jack Built", but with a sciency twist.
  • As the science far is "upset" some unexpected reactions brought laughs from my grandsons.
  • Illustrations make the story so much fun!
Sterling Children's Books says; "When Scott builds a bot, a bippity-bot, sparks fly . . . and his entire classroom goes wild. Before long, fiery ants and carnivorous plants, a freaky frog, a big-bellied boa, and an exploding 'volcano' have wreaked total havoc. Can Scott's bot, which started it all, manage the mess? Cheers for the handy hero! A cumulative story with fun which grows and grows and GROWS."

My grandsons enjoyed The Bot That Scott Built - they liked the science fair setting, the robot, carnivorous plants, frogs, bots, bugs, snakes . . . pretty much everything! It is a fun book to read with your grandchildren . . . and then try some of the science projects yourself . . . although I'd recommend skipping the fire ants and big snakes! 

I'm very happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me one copy to review, but they are making another available for me to give away on September 19, 2016. So, if you live in the USA, are over the age of 18 and would like to win The Bot That Scott Built, please comment below to let me know about a science project you have tried with your grandchildren/children . . . my grandsons love any project with baking soda and vinegar and of course, the one where you put a bar of Ivory soap in the microwave!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win The Bot That Scott Built and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


  1. Kids at my library love robot books.

  2. Looking forward to reading this with my grand daughter!

  3. My kids at all grade levels have loved "The Bot That Scott Built". We are going to start exploring Robots in our MakerSpace this year. Melody Black, Cary Elementary

  4. My son and I tried to light a campfire with a nine volt battery and steel wool this summer but were not successful.