The Adventures of Robo-Kid
A comic-book superhero climbs off the page and into the real world. When they get into trouble, his biggest fan is there to save the day.
Imagine you could meet your favorite comic-book hero in the real world. What kinds of questions would you ask? Would you go on new and exciting adventures? While heroes might seem larger than life, everyone can use some help from a friend.
Follow two intersecting stories set in the real world and inside a comic book as a real-life kid finds the courage to cope with his anxiety with the help of Robo-Kid, a comic superhero with his own vulnerabilities. With two distinctive art styles blending comic book and traditional picture book formats, Diane deGroat’s The Adventures of Robo-Kid is an inspiring tale about what it takes to be a hero.
Diane deGroat has been writing and illustrating picture books for more than thirty years. For the last ten years she has been illustrating the highly popular Charlie the Ranch Dog series with blogger, author, food-writer, and television personality Ree Drummond, also known as the Pioneer Woman.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Praise for The Adventures of Robo-Kid
"A sparkling bit of humorous meta-fiction. . . . This deftly wrought picture book will leave children ages 4-8 with the tantalizing possibility of future exchanges between the Robo-world and our own."—The Wall Street Journal
★ "A super blend of everyday courage, the inner lives of readers, and rising to the challenge of doing something difficult."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"DeGroat gently subverts conventional storytelling and notions of heroism throughout this playful work of picture-book metafiction."—The Horn Book
"Brimming with kid appeal. The concept of a favorite fictional character leaping into the real world is enticing, and positive themes of bravery, self-confidence, and helping others are welcome."—School Library Journal