My 4-year-old son recently grabbed Clink by Kelly DiPucchio and Matthew Myers off the library shelf. This adorable book is a must-read for any little guy or gal who loves robots. My kids read it over and over again, and several guests to our house delighted in Clink's story as well.
Back in the day, Clink was a state-of-the-art robot who could multitask by playing music and making toast at the same time. But nowadays, he's surrounded by newer models, robots who can do homework, give makeovers, pick up dirty laundry, play baseball, and switch out fancy attachments. Nobody wants to buy him from the robot store. So he just sits on the shelf and rusts away while all of his friends get bought one by one.
But just when poor little Clink has given up all hope, a boy who loves music (and, apparently, toast) enters the store... and hopeful readers will find that even lovable misfits can find a place to belong.