Robot Zot! / Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by David Shannon.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: On a mission to conquer planet Earth, tiny but fearless Robot Zot and his mechanical sidekick leave a path of destruction as they battle kitchen appliances.
    • ISBN:
      9781416963943 : SAL
      1416963944 : SAL
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    • ABNT:
      SCIESZKA, J.; SHANNON, D. Robot Zot! [s. l.]: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009. ISBN 9781416963943. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Scieszka J, Shannon D. Robot Zot! Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; 2009. Accessed November 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Scieszka, J., & Shannon, D. (2009). Robot Zot! Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Scieszka, Jon, and David Shannon. 2009. Robot Zot! Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
    • Harvard:
      Scieszka, J. and Shannon, D. (2009) Robot Zot! Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Available at: (Accessed: 27 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Scieszka, J & Shannon, D 2009, Robot Zot!, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, viewed 27 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Scieszka, Jon, and David Shannon. Robot Zot! Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Scieszka, Jon, and David Shannon. Robot Zot! Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Scieszka J, Shannon D. Robot Zot! [Internet]. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; 2009 [cited 2020 Nov 27]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2009 August #1

Robot Zot, a tiny but deadly serious space droid, bravely crashes his Attack Ship into Earth. "Robot Zot—never fall. Robot Zot—conquer all!" he cries before stomping his way across the dangerous terrain of an American kitchen with Bot, his silent doglike companion. To Zot, everything looks like an enemy: the blender, the hand mixer, the coffee maker—all must be destroyed! Even "Earth's shiny Captain" (the toaster) is blown to bits. But when Zot's gaze lands upon a child's toy phone, he feels a stirring of something quite different from destructive rage. It's love, and Zot will brave anything, even "Earth's most fearsome Commander General" (the family dog) to spirit his sweetheart off to space. Zot, drawn in extreme angles by Shannon as something resembling a demented gas pump with legs, is hilariously driven, grappling with vacuum hoses and accosting TV sets with intergalactic zeal. But it's Zot's broken robot-pidgin ("Who is talking large now?") that will make this irresistible for role-playing read-alouds. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2009 #6

Scieszka's dedication of his story to "Don Q. and Sancho P." indicates the mock-epic nature of Robot Zot's never-ending battle against the forces of evil. Accompanied by loyal sidekick Best Pal Bot, Robot Zot faces down such fearsome creatures as a blender, a coffee maker, and even his own Knight of the Mirrors -- a toaster. After dispatching -- spectacularly -- a television set, Zot finds his Dulcinea (a child's toy cell phone) and snatches her from the jaws of "Earth's most fearsome Commander General" (a black Lab puppy). The tension between the robot's clueless heroics and the domestic setting is made manifest in Shannon's acrylic illustrations, all down close at Zot's perspective, and our hero is appealingly rumpled and careworn -- somebody has loved this brave little guy. Copyright 2009 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2009 August #2

Scieszka and Shannon take a detour from their Trucktown series to pay homage to another object of childhood fascination. Robot Zot, a malevolent red contraption, crash lands "into the heart of the dangerous Earth Army" (a backyard) and makes his way into a fully equipped kitchen. There, it's revealed that Zot is about the size of an iPod. After fending off "attacks" from a toaster and a television, Zot faces his toughest challenge yet: rescuing the amazing "Queen of all Earth" (an attractive toy cellphone). He and his sidekick (a cross between a snail and a conquistador's helmet—one of a few references to the Quixotic nature of Zot's mission) save the queen and escape while a bewildered homeowner surveys the aftermath and blames his dog. Scieszka laces his action-filled narrative with rhymes and repetitive robot phrases ("Robot Zot—never fall./ Robot Zot—conquers all!"). Shannon's acrylic artwork offers bright colors and plenty of humor (a slightly anthropomorphized blender's white buttons fall out like teeth under Zot's attack). This comically self-deluded protagonist proves that fierce warriors of any size can still be brought to their knees by love. Ages 3–7. (Sept.)

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