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Cog

Written by Greg van Eekhout & illustrated by Beatrice Blue
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8 - 12
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208
Page count
Oct 1, 2019
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Five robots. One unforgettable journey. Their programming will never be the same. Wall-E meets The Wild Robot in this middle grade instant classic about five robots on a mission to rescue their inventor from the corporation that controls them all. Cog looks like a normal twelve-year-old boy. But his name is short for “cognitive development,” and he was built to learn. But after an accident leaves him damaged, Cog wakes up in an unknown lab–and Gina, the scientist who created and cared for him, is nowhere to be found. Surrounded by scientists who want to study him and remove his brain, Cog recruits four robot accomplices for a mission to find her.Cog, ADA, Proto, Trashbot, and Car’s journey will likely involve much cognitive development in the form of mistakes, but Cog is willing to risk everything to find his way back to Gina.In this charming stand-alone adventure, Greg van Eekhout breathes life and wisdom into an unforgettable character and crafts a story sure to earn its place among beloved classics like Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.–Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Cog learns some lessons by making mistakes. What is a mistake you've made, and what lesson did you learn from it?
  • Cog rebels against uniMIND and their desire for control, knowing free will is more important. How do you think Gina helped teach Cog this lesson?

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Book Details

ISBN
9780062686077
Publication Date
October 1, 2019
Publisher
HarperCollins
Page Count
208
Audience
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2019009522
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1080584026

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