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Mama Robot

Written by Davide CaliAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Davide Cali
Illustrated by Anna Laura CantoneAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Anna Laura Cantone
Translated by Marcel DanesiAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Marcel Danesi

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A robot mom would be fun to have. It would never make you clean your room or eat your vegetables. It would do whatever you wanted it to, even your homework. But does a robot mom know how to cuddle you like your real mom? Could a robot mom give you hugs and kisses just like Mom does?

Mama Robot is a testament to mothers around the world as a young boy discovers what motherhood is really about, and what makes his mama so special.
Davide Cali|Anna Laura Cantone|Marcel Danesi

About Davide Cali

Davide Cali - Mama Robot
Davide Calì began his career in 1994 as a cartoon writer for the Italian magazine Linus. He began writing children’s books in 2000, and since then he has published twenty books for children; the first four of which he illustrated himself. His book Piano Piano received a 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award and the Switzerland Enfantaisies Prize. He is also the coauthor of I Can’t Wait, winner of the 2005 Baobob Prize. Calì has received the Belgium Libbylit Award, and France’s SNCF award. His books have been published in France, Italy, and Austria, and translations of his books have been published in eighteen countries. Calì lives in Genoa, Italy.

About Anna Laura Cantone

Anna Laura Cantone - Mama Robot
ANNA LAURA CANTONE lives and works in Milan. She graduated from the European Institute of Design, where she now teaches children's illustration. She has exhibited her paintings and sculptures in galleries in her native Italy and around the world. Her many children’s books have received national and international acclaim and are published in various languages.

About Marcel Danesi

Marcel Danesi - Mama Robot
Marcel Danesi has a PhD in Italian linguistics, and taught Italian for twenty-five years at the University of Toronto, where he is now the director of the Semiotics and Communication Theory program and a professor of anthropology, specializing in youth culture. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1999. Danesi is published extensively in English and Italian. He lives in Toronto.


“…Mama Robot is a perfect melding of text and illustration in a story that satisfies.” – Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

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