The History of a Word 02/07/20
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Bernard the Robot is playing in the park. As he walks home, he only gets a short distance before he realises his bottom has disappeared! He rushes back – but there’s no sign of it. Could it have become a nest for Bird? Or drums for Bear? Or a hat for Gary, a window box for Dog? Sadly, no.
Disconsolate, Bernard feels like he’s not a robot, but a ‘No-Bot’. Then, at the beach, he spots some rabbits, sailing off in something… Despite his shouts, they disappear. But what is that oddly shaped sandcastle? Could it be his lost bottom?
Pre-school children find bottoms hilarious and so there's no doubt they will find plenty of entertainment in this picture book. Bold, bright illustrations, and a simple text with plenty of repetition make this great fun to share and read aloud.