A STEM-friendly tale of a girl and the doll she upgrades to be her new friend, for fans of The Most Magnificent Thing and Rosie Revere, Engineer.Charlotte's world is fully charged! With her dog at her side, she's always tinkering, coding, clicking, and downloading. She's got a knack for anything technological--especially gadgets that her parents don't know how to fix! Then, she receives a new toy that is quite a puzzle: a doll! What's she supposed to do with that? Once she discovers the doll's hidden battery pack, things start to get interesting...while her faithful canine sidekick wonders if he'll be overshadowed by the new and improved Doll-E 1.0! With a little ingenuity and an open mind, everyone can be friends in this endearing, modern tribute to the creative spirit of play....
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Doll-E 1.0 Reviews
This one leaves me ambivalent. I love Charlotte's creative and inventive spirit, but why does she have to turn the doll into a gadget before she can enjoy it? How about just some imaginative, non-technological play?
Sometimes you feel like reading a super cute picture book haha 😂😂
There is so much to love about this book. The main character, Charlotte, is brilliant--like a pint-sized professor. She's always coding or tinkering or fixing the household electronics.
When her parents become concerned that she is too plugged in to electronics, they buy her a low-tech doll. At first, Charlotte doesn't know what to do with this "human-shaped pillow." However, eventually she finds her own way to play.
This is a good mash up of creative play and digital savvy. The illustrations are ...more
When Charlotte's parents get in the way of her techie world by giving her a doll that has a built in speaker and battery box, they were not expecting her to upgrade Doll-E! My favorite moment in this book is when the doll calls Charlotte Ma-Ma, and Charlotte is aghast! How can she be anyone's mama when she's just a kid herself? Charlotte's curiosity drives her to understand exactly what her parents were expecting her to do with the doll, but when her dog gets jealous of the amount of attention C ...more
I like that Charlotte is tech-savvy, but why can’t the doll just be a doll? I was desperately hoping this would focus a little more on imagination and how that fuels creativity. You know, the actual power of the mind instead of just knowing how gadgets work. Instead of focusing on “I’m a girl and I can code, too” it would be great to have a book that shows technology being a tool that can be turned off. That to get ahead one doesn’t have to be constantly tuned in and turned on.
Charlotte is a tech-wiz, immersed in her own fully-charged world. When her parents give her a doll, Charlotte isn't sure at first what to do, until she gives the doll an upgrade! My 4 year old daughter ADORED this book. She had me read it to her at least 6 times the first day, and pored over the pages on her own afterwards.
"Charlottes's head was always in the cloud." I love this opening line! Techie kid Charlotte at first doesn't know how to play with a regular doll, but soon learns to combine technology with imaginary play. A fun read for everyone!
I reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
Love it! Cute, clever, great STEM selection that kids will read again and again. And the super twist with the two interwoven layers of the parent storyline and the child storyline is primo picture book storytelling!