Robot SMASH!

Stephen W. Martin

Juan Carlos Solon

Here’s a book about a robot who likes to ... SMASH! He’ll smash the usual things, like flowers and soda cans, but that’s just the beginning. This smash-happy guy crushes everything from pirates, ninjas and zombies to Brussels sprouts and all-talk radio. Whatever it is, he’ll gleefully SMASH it to smithereens.

One day, he finally meets something he doesn’t feel like smashing: a stylish, super-smashing girl-robot four times his size with sledgehammer hands as big as garbage trucks. Instantly, he’s smitten. But while he’s deep in daydreams about their robot romance — SMASH! The oblivious girl robot crushes him flat. It might just be the beginning of a perfect relationship.

Minimal text and retro-style 8-bit illustrations lend this story the characteristic feel of an old video game, with each smashed object yielding a bright burst of pixels. Joyful destruction takes center stage in this fun, unique play on what it means to suffer your first crush.Stephen W. Martin, Juan Carlos Solon
Regular price $17.95 CAD
Regular price Sale price $17.95 CAD

SKU: 193824n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771470674

"With demand for STEM-themed books for toddlers at an all-time high, this will undoubtedly prove popular with both ends of its intended audience." - Kirkus

"This is an adorably quirky story perfect for fans of video games, robots, and unconventional happily every afters." - Canadian Review of Materials

A TD Summer Reading Club Selection, 2015

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Publication date

April 15, 2015

Number of pages



Language Arts – Reading Comprehension

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Interest age

From 3 to 7