By: James Foley
Genre: YF - Children's & teenage fiction & true stories
Published by: Fremantle Press
Published: 29 Aug 2016
ISBN: 9781925163919


Sally is the world's foremost inventor under the age of twelve, and she just knows she can build a better brother than the messy, smelly version she has.

Sally's invention Brobot is fantastic, that is until the remote gets broken and Brobot careens out of control. Sally realises that maybe there's more to a brother than just his inconveniences.


* Teacher Notes are available for this title from Fremantle Press


It is quite unusual for us to come across a graphic novel suitable for our primary selections, particularly one that is aimed at the junior level, and it certainly does make for a welcome change.

At times we all wish for things to be different in our lives, and for Sally, the foremost inventor under the age of twelve, it is her little brother Joe that she thinks that she can improve on.

This is not just a story about invention, although I’m sure many students will get some wild ideas from reading this, it is also a story about forgiveness and accepting our family for who they are.

Perfect for junior readers, both boys and girls.

Reviewed by Sam