Ages 8-12. Fuzzy perfectly captures all the things that make me both love and fear the walking talking robots of Science Fiction. When a robotics integration program comes to Max's middle school, Max is assigned to help "Fuzzy", adjust to school life.
It just so happens that Max is plagued by low test scores and discipline demerits--all given by the sketchy school supercomputer/vice principal "Barbara". When Fuzzy intercepts a transmission and sees that Max is actually a great student, Barbara is challenged for the first time--and Max finally has someone on her side.
Though Fuzzy takes place in a future of hover cars and sentient schools, the trials and tribulations of middle school will be relatable to even early 21st century kids
— From Staff Kid Picks
When Max—Maxine Zelaster—befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, part of Vanguard One Middle School’s new Robot Integration Program, she helps him learn everything he needs to know about surviving middle school—the good, the bad, and the really, really, ugly. Little do they know that surviving seventh grade is going to become a true matter of life and death, because Vanguard has an evil presence at its heart: a digital student evaluation system named BARBARA that might be taking its mission to shape the perfect student to extremes!
With a strong female main character who will appeal to all readers, Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger’s new novel offers readers a fresh take on robots. Fuzzy will find its place in the emerging category of bestselling books featuring robots, including Jon Scieszka’ s Frank Einstein series and James Patterson’s House of Robots.
Be sure to check out all of Tom Angleberger’s other acclaimed books for middle-grade readers, including Poop Fountain!; The Rat with the Human Face; Horton Halfpott; Fake Mustache; and the bestselling Origami Yoda series: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus,Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, and Jabba the Puppet. For younger readers Tom wrote the picture book McToad Mows Tiny Island, illustrated by John Hendrix, and for chapter book readers, Tom wrote the Inspector Flytrap series, illustrated by his wife Cece Bell.