Robot Dreams

My friend Calista, who works at First Second, a publisher of graphic novels, was nice enough to recently give me a copy of Robot Dreams, the wordless book by Sara Varon. I loved it!


Apparently Robot Dreams is meant for younger readers, but it was perfect for me. Reading it felt kind of like watching a silent movie. The story is about a dog and his robot friend who get separated—it’s sad in parts, but very touching, and the artwork is great.


Reading this made me want to pick up more graphic novels, which seem just right for weekend reading. Thanks Calista!

9 thoughts on “Robot Dreams

  1. I love this book.

    Another “wordless” series that I love are the Owly series by Andy Runton.

    I’ve recently really gotten into graphic novels; I never read comic books as a kid but there are so many great (and touching) graphic novels out there now. (I tend to prefer the ones referred to as “All Ages,” which is the designation that Owly gets.)

  2. oo thats sooo cute
    and i love that its wordless
    its a world of endless possibilities


    and of course i’ll post a picture and give you credit for the wonderful tp scarf

    and hey do you have any suggestions as to like making the pattern for the grass guys bigger like big enough to make pillows out of them?

  3. Thea…you could try using a fatter yarn or doubling a yarn and then using a bigger needle. Depends on how big of a pillow you want. You might need to do some redrafting of the pattern, for example, adding more stitches to each row and more rows total.

  4. Thank you for sharing this book with us.

    My favorite graphic book is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. It was so popular in Europe that they made a DVD out of it too. This adds music into the mix and I’m in love with it too.

    No one should out grow picture books.

    Sincerely, Lady Euphoria Deathwatch

  5. i want it to be a big pillow like half of a regular bed pillow size

    so i’ll definitely have to redraft the pattern

    but thank you

  6. This book really made me mad… because it was sort of encouraging kids to just leave their stuff out because things will work out in the end. (Trying not to say too much b/c it’ll spoil it but still- the message I was left with was, hey, it’s okay to be irresponsible.)

  7. Oh, that’s an interesting perspective, Lindsey. The dog was definitely careless, but he did try to make things better. I didn’t get the feeling that the story was condoning what he did. And the way that Robot forgave him was very moving, I thought.

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