The Robot in My Playground

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Recommended by the National Library Board, Singapore

Lucas loves robots. Especially the robot in the playground near his new house. How he wishes that the robot would come to life, and one night, after a big storm, he does! Somehow, the lightning recharged the robot’s battery, so when Lucas comes to him after the storm, the two of them have fun playing all night. Lucas and his new robot friend forge a friendship that will have a deep impact on Lucas, for years to come. 

About the Author:
Pauline Loh is an award-winning children’s book author, who has been writing professionally for more than two decades. She was the first runner-up in the 2012 Scholastic Asian Book Award for The Locked Up Boy, and is the author of the bilingual children’s picture book, Grandma’s Eightieth Birthday. Her book, The Little Red Helicopter, was a result of the First Time Writers and Illustrators Publishing Initiative award, which Pauline won in 2009. Robot in My Playground is a story about a relationship between two unlikely friends. This is a universal concept for children as they learn about their world and making friends—whether it’s at home, at their childcare center, at school. Pauline Loh has created engaging characters that children will easily relate to and find appealing.

About the Illustrator:
Avina Tan is an aspiring artist from Singapore who has a lovely dream of embarking on an illustrative and artsy journey soon.