- Written by Eric Mills
- Art and Design by Taillefer Long
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Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen is a heart-tugging tale of friendship and kindness that will delight children and adults alike, teaching key virtues such as resiliency, effort, and sharing that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Have you ever endured moments in life that have left you feeling helpless and reliant on faith alone? Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen reminds us how it feels when our only hope lies in an idea, and the help of perfect strangers. This story brings to light the truth that, many times, what we are looking for is right under our nose.
It’s a beautiful summer’s day and two robot friends, Jake and Ilene, are preparing for a rare day at the beach. Overly excited with thoughts of the ocean, the sand, and the sun, they packed everything they could think of, except for one crucial item—oil!
Without oil, something so critical to robots, a fun day in the water, sun and sand inevitably ends in disaster. Ilene becomes stranded. Jake struggles to find oil at the beach to dislodge Ilene’s wheel and get her out of the sun before she short circuits. Despite his greatest efforts, and encounters with all kinds of great characters eager to help, his misconception about sunscreen leads to his hopeful oil request being denied at every turn. Everyone, it seems, believes that “Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen.”
As Jake nears exhaustion, Ilene’s condition worsens, and tragedy looks inevitable. Then, Jake finds exactly what he seeks where he least expects it, and is saved by the very thing that he, and his friends, deemed forbidden.
Robots Don’t Wear Sunscreen is a heart-tugging tale of friendship, kindness, and cooperation that will delight children and adults alike, teaching key virtues such as resiliency, effort, and sharing that will be cherished and used extensively throughout a lifetime. It will encourage every member of the family to think creatively and to recognize the importance of solidarity and our relationships with others. It’s inviting rhythm and colorful illustrations will engage the reader, captivate the imagination and lead to a fun tradition for children and families.
In the end, Jake and Ilene are rewarded with the discovery that, sometimes, what seems to be the hardest thing to find may be right under your nose, or circuit board, the entire time.