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Robots: From Everyday to Out of This World    by Editors of YES Mag Amazon.com order for
Robots
by Editors of YES Mag
Order:  USA  Can
Kids Can, 2008 (2008)
Hardcover, Softcover
* * *   Reviewed by Michelle York

Once upon a time, you could only see a robot on a movie screen. Not anymore. Robots are becoming a part of everyday life. They might just be cleaning your neighbor's pool or reminding your grandma to take her medication right now.

The editors at YES, the science and technology magazine for kids, have outlined some of these incredible 'bots in a book called Robots: From Everyday to Out of This World. It explores all of the ways robotic technology is being integrated into our lives.

Readers are treated to a fascinating collection of examples from a Dr. Robot that performs surgery (with the assistance of a real MD close by, thank goodness) to robotic explorers that are combing the depths of the ocean. Home robots can clean your floor and your pool and cut your grass. (Though not all at once!)

Because the book is written by a collection of people, the writing is simple and straightforward rather than clever. But the information itself, and its lively illustrations, make all the difference. This book is sure to engage and entertain young readers for a few blissfully quiet moments before they bound back into their high-tech world.

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