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From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes the story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.”

When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a bottle signed “Love, Beatrice,” they decide to find out what “love” means. Unable to get an answer from the other robots, they leave to embark on an adventure that will lead them to Beatrice—and back home again, where love was hiding all along.

Courtesy of Tory Williams

Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. She grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey, unaware that she was a storyteller. Once she figured it out, she told her family and friends. They took it quite well. She is the author of Not Quite NarwhalHarriet Gets Carried AwayLove, ZSnow Pony and the Seven Miniature PoniesSpencer’s New Pet; Jules vs. the Ocean; and Hardly Haunted. You can visit her at JessieSima.com.

Courtesy of Tory Williams

Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. She grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey, unaware that she was a storyteller. Once she figured it out, she told her family and friends. They took it quite well. She is the author of Not Quite NarwhalHarriet Gets Carried AwayLove, ZSnow Pony and the Seven Miniature PoniesSpencer’s New Pet; Jules vs. the Ocean; and Hardly Haunted. You can visit her at JessieSima.com.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 1, 2019)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481496773
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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"A good springboard for kids and their caregivers to talk about what love means to them." - Kirkus Reviews

"A gentle, uplifting adventure about love’s many incarnations." - Booklist 

*** "Love, the robot finally learns, can be many different things—and sometimes it’s closer to home than one realizes." Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
  • Magnolia Book Award Nominee (MS)
  • Show Me Readers Award Final Nominee (MO)
  • Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominee

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