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When a large box labeled Welcome to your AWESOME ROBOT arrives at a girl's home, her mother helps her open it and retrieve the only contents: a booklet of instructions. As it turns out, the empty box, upended and placed over the child's head and body, is the robot or it will be once a number of additions and alterations suggested in the manual are completed. Most of the right-hand pages reproduce instructions from the manual, while the facing pages show the child and her mother carrying them out in colorful, stylized cartoons complete with comments, banter, and conversations. The girl is serious and creative, while her mother is practical and supportive. Though a couple of illustrations suggest filling in the blanks and cutting out the pages, they could easily be copied instead. Inventive, amusing, and completely engaging, this large-format book shows kids how to turn a cardboard box into the robot of their dreams.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist