Brobot is a fantastic junior graphic novel targeted for children aged 8-10 years old, and has recently been released through Fremantle Press.
The main character is 12-yr-old Sally Tinker, who happens to be the world's foremost inventor under the age of twelve.
Sally has a baby brother named Joe, who annoys Sally all of the time, so she decides to build a better brother than the stinky, sticky one she has.
And that how is Brobot is invented, (complete with Brobo-remote to program him!)
He seems to be everything Sally could want in a brother, until the Brobo-remote gets damaged, and Brobot becomes totally uncontrollable!
This book is really funny, I literally laughed out loud in parts. (Make sure you read the finely printed text on some of the illustrations, it adds more humour to the story!)
I loved the illustrations. They are black and white, and form a large part of the story. James Foley does a fantastic job of capturing both Sally and Joe's facial expressions and body language just through his drawings. Even though baby Joe doesn't speak one word, through these illustrations, he is given a voice, and plays a big part in the story.
I adore Joe. He is such a cute little character! He gets up to a lot of mischief, but Sally soon realises that that there is more to Joe than she first thought.
The format of the story is described as a comic/chapter book blend. It would appeal to both male and female young readers.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Brobot in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own, and not influenced in any way.