Paperback | Age 2+ | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication November 2021 | ISBN 9781914079672
Meet Rita. Rita has a messy bedroom and wishes for a robot that could tidy her bedroom for her. But after thinking about how much chaos a super-sorting robot could make, especially at dinnertimes and Christmas, Rita decides she is much better at sorting.
Máire Zepf has written 12 books for children, from picture books to a YA verse novel. Winner of the KPMG Children’s Book of the Year, the Réics Carl Award and a White Raven in 2020, her books appear in 8 languages worldwide. The Co. Down author was the first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland and is Artistic Director for Quotidian.
Andrew Whitson is an award-winning artist and Belfast native who likes to be called Mr. Ando! He lives in an old house which is nestled discreetly on the side of a misty hill; at the edge of a magic wood, below an enchanted castle in the shadow of a giant’s nose. His house looks down over Belfast Harbour where the Titanic was built and up at the Belfast Cavehill.
"Part of the refreshing Rita Wants series that sees a relatable, imaginative little girl think through and figure out some of life’s problems for herself, Rita Wants a Robot is wonderful to read-aloud, with Márie Zepf’s story boasting fabulous pace, and Mr Ando’s illustrations delivering a blast of boldness and textured detail." - Joanne Owen, Love Reading 4 Kids
"This book is so funny and I’d recommend it to everyone as it really is one that will make you smile and laugh and one which I’m sure kids would love to look at again and again." - Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
"The bright, humourous illustrations take us right in to Ritas’ world, with great expression and working hand-in-hand with the text to create fun and boost creative thinking...An absolutely adorable, encouraging, joyous tale with huge appeal." - Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
'This book is so funny and I’d recommend it to everyone as it really is one that will make you smile and laugh and one which I’m sure kids would love to look at again and again.' - The Strawberry Post