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A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover

Written by Rebecca Patterson

Part of the Moon Girl Series

Key Stage 1 Family / Home Stories Humorous School Stories Space

LoveReading View on A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover

Funny, futuristic story about friendship

April 2020 Book of the Month

Lyla might live in a hi-tech future world in which the moon is colonised and robots a big part of daily life, but the things that really matter are the same they’ve always been: friends, family and learning how to treat them properly. It’s very exciting when Lyla is chosen to look after one of three top-of-the-range cyborg children joining her school and at first Clara 2.2 seems the perfect friend, telling Lyla just what she wants to hear.  But real friends do more than pay you compliments, and Clara 2.2’s disregard for anyone other than Lyla soon leads to a fall out with Lyla’s best friend Bianca and then – much worse – puts Lyla’s little brother in danger. There’s lots of fun and humour in the story, but some real tension too and it cleverly delivers a message about what friendship really means, and the importance of kindness.

Andrea Reece

A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover Synopsis

Feeling lonely? Need a friend who thinks you're the best? And can help you with your school work? Well, look no further, Livewires Corporation's latest cyborg child friend model is for you. Make best friends with a cyborg kid today!

It's 2099 and Lyla has a new friend, a robot girl! It's Clara 2.2's first day at school and Lyla has been chosen to be her buddy. Clara is perfect in every way and she makes Lyla feel special too. But when it comes to having fun, Lyla finds out that maybe her new friend isn't quite so perfect after all.

A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover Press Reviews

Praise for A Moon Girl Stole My Friend;

“A sweet illustrated story of friendship and fallouts with a futuristic twist.”  Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783449477
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Rebecca Patterson
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Humorous, School Stories, Space

About Rebecca Patterson

Rebecca Patterson grew up in Bolton, and studied fashion due to a love of fashion illustration. After graduating, she worked at an assortment of jobs, including being an classroom assistant in a primary school. Once her own children had started school, Rebecca began an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and had her first picture books commissioned at the end of the course. Rebecca's work is inspired by her own childhood and her children's lives. She is the 2012 winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She lives in Cambridge.

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