Monday, 13 January 2014

Robotslayer Review and Competition for Signed Copies

Lately I have been turning down book reviews we have so many I did not think the library needed expanding, well until I had the tempting offer of a book I had a hunch my boys would especially love!



I could hardly refuse a book with such creative vision, beautifully drawn pictures and a plot just perfect for my two.  The author Vince is a very talented chap and has two boys himself of a similar age to mine so I had a feeling if his boys enjoyed what he wrote then my boys certainly would too. Vince even built these full sized models himself to promote Robotslayer much to the delight of his children, so you can see I am not exaggerating his talent.


I was reading it to youngest whilst eldest was watching something on the television but as I read he crept closer and closer to us to see the pictures and listen to what was going on.  Television was soon forgotten, as he was enraptured by the story.  The city of Robotolis has enjoyed the help and companionship of robots for many years, everyone happily living alongside each other, until Grububble creates a virus in a jealous rage and changes the robots completely.

The book has wide appeal, my younger children enjoyed it but I have a feeling older children would appreciated the comic book format and the real sense of adventure.  As a sideline my two liked hunting out the mice on the pages and seeing what they were getting up to, marshmallow toasting being a particular favourite!

The story is full of valuable life lessons, conquering adversity, forgiveness (Opa gives Grububble a chance to redeem himself at the end of the book) and the importance of family.  It is quite endearing seeing the closeness between the grandfather Opa, Leo and Benny his robot "brother".

I have been offered three signed copies to giveaway so if you would like a chance of reading this fabulous book with your children then kindly fill out the rafflecopter below by the 3rd of February.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

97 comments:

  1. I know two boys who would love this!

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  2. My 2 would love this. x

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  3. great pictures and the book looks great fun

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  4. I know a couple of girls that would love this too (not sure about the third, but probably)

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  5. my son would love this!

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  6. my nephew would love to have this

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  7. Sounds like the kind of book my 2 would like. My eldest has Dyslexia so a book that he likes and wants to read is a BIG help

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  8. My daughter would love this, she's so into this sort of stuff. lovely giveaway .

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  9. It's so great to find independent books where so much thought and attention has gone into them, looks wonderful x

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  10. Thank you x

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  11. my son would like this book

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  12. my son would think this book was fantastic

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  13. Thank you all for the lovely comments. So very much appreciated.

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  14. I would love to read this, looks really good!

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  15. Lovely prize x

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  16. looks a great book, thank you x

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  17. Katharine Bourne-Francis13 January 2014 at 16:37

    great prize

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  18. sounds great :)

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  19. lovely book sounds really fun

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  20. love to win this for the kids as I know they would love

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  21. My two sons are really into space and robots, so they would love this.

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  22. Great blog and giveways. That's why I always return!

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  23. I like the idea of the book / story including life lessons. The fact the story is based on Robots seems likely to appeal to boys. Sometimes boys can need some encouragement to read. So I for one would love to try out this book with my family.

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  24. Great prize, I would love to win

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  25. Looks like a fab little book I'd enjoy reading to my boy

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  26. Great competition would really get my little boy to read

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  27. sounds like a very interesting book and contains good advice for children xx

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  28. What a great book, particularly for boys! Think my son would love it!

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  29. Grandson would love this book. I would end up reading
    it every time he visited

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  30. Laura Mse Costello15 January 2014 at 07:14

    This looks great!! xx

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  31. what a great prize

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  32. My little brother would love to read this book!

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  33. My son would love this

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  34. This looks like something my son would love x

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  35. My 10 year old has just started getting into manga comics so I think he could go for this. The artwork is pretty incredible from what I've seen too!

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  36. Fab my son will love this

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  37. Lovely prize, my son would be thrilled

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  38. Lovely giveaway, my son would be thrilled

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  39. Sounds like a great book, my son would love this.

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  40. sounds like the sort of book my son would enjoy.

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  41. Christopher Powell18 January 2014 at 19:02

    The book sounds very interesting, certainly the pictures appeal to me. Would love to win a copy.

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  42. Christopher Read18 January 2014 at 20:51

    Great illustrations - looks like an interesting book.

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  43. Great prize. Lovely workmanship

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  44. Looks like a great story, the fact that in it people became comfortable with robots in their everyday lives, which is becoming more and more true to our children's real life now. Then something happens, in this case a virus that changes the mood of the robot 'friends'. I sense a little of Isaac Asimov and his I Robot series of short stories in there.

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  45. Lowri Tegan Earith21 January 2014 at 22:45

    my son loves robots so this would be a fantastic thing to win for him

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  46. Looks like great fun!

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  47. Another great giveaway. Thanks.

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  48. love the giveaways

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  49. Would love to win this book for me & my son to read :) x

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  50. Fab giveaway. Good luck everyone x

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  51. Great book thanks for the review and giveaway

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  52. looks like a great book thanks for chance to win

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  53. Never heard of this book. Looks interesting though

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  54. it looks fantastic!!

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  55. Lovely giveaway, especially being signed too!

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  56. Rebecca Gransden31 January 2014 at 13:18

    Looks like a great way to get into comics.

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  57. Lovely giveaway

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  58. Its a well named book

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  59. Fab :D xx

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  60. ♫ Alison M ♪2 February 2014 at 07:12

    looks like a book my son would love

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  61. Nice Prize thank you for all your effort you put in to these giveaways

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  62. Fabulous illustrations

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  63. nice giveaway

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  64. Looks a fun prize for the kiddiwinks x

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  65. Great prize! :)

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  66. This sounds a great book, and clever to make it comic book style which should encourage children with less interest in reading to give it a go

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  67. my son would love this

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  68. Looks like a great book :)

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  69. Thanks for the comp x

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  70. great prize xx

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  71. This would be perfect for my little boy, Thank you for a great giveaway x :)

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  72. great prize :)

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  73. dorothy cavender3 February 2014 at 08:45

    a great read

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  74. My nephew would love this

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  75. My son would love this

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  76. KATE SABIN-BURNS3 February 2014 at 10:13

    looks good!

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  77. This looks like a book my son would enjoy

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  78. This looks great! Thank you for the competition!

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  79. This looks great, Fab prize

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  80. Love you blog, thanks.

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  81. Sounds Great! Love to read it.

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  82. Look fab! Fingers crossed

    Kel x

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  83. my son would love this

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  84. Very good book, good for children of all ages!

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  85. :) fab prize

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  86. sounds like the sort of book I'd love to read to my nephews

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  87. Claire Thomson Little3 February 2014 at 22:18

    think this would become my oldests favourite book :)

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  88. Katie Walden Hall3 February 2014 at 22:26

    Lovely prize :)

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