Robot SMASH! by Stephen W. MartinRobot SMASH! by Stephen W. Martin

Robot SMASH!

byStephen W. MartinIllustratorJuan Carlos Solon

Hardcover | April 15, 2015

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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 is a genre-filmmaker, specializing in blood, gore and whimsical storytelling. His last short file, “Dead Friends,” was one of the winners of the Crazy 8's Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada. It went on to win the World Kids International Film Festival, where it was selected for screenings in classrooms all across Ind...
Title:Robot SMASH!Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.76 × 8.7 × 0.47 inPublished:April 15, 2015Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771470674

ISBN - 13:9781771470674


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smash-tastic! My kids love this book.....illustrations are top-notch!
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SMASHINGLY AMAZING!!!! A SMASHINGLY fun read!!! The art is delightfully retro/modern!!! LOVE IT!!!!!
Date published: 2015-03-23

Read from the Book

I am a robot. I like to...
Soda cans... SMASH!
Flowers... SMASH!
Toilets... SMASH!
Garbage trucks... SMASH!
Brussels sprouts.. SMASH
All-talk radio... SMASH!

Editorial Reviews

"This is an adorably quirky story perfect for fans of video games, robots, and unconventional happily every afters." - Canadian Review of Materials - 20150605