Babble Bot StoryTime in Wicker Park!

Join us for a very special storytime with local author Bennett Dixon! We are very excited about Bennett's new book BABBLE BOTS.

Bennett Dixon is a former advertising copywriter, an SCBWI member, and the proud father of a four-year-old and a two-year-old. He often wishes he had a translating robot. Learn more about Bennett and his work at

Babble Bot is a picture book about a baby and a daddy who can't understand one another until a toy robot steps in to translate. Opening a hilarious and heart-warming line of communication, the robot enlightens daddy on the meaning of baby-speak like "Blah-dee, gunk-gunk" ("You are the one who gives me bottle") and "Floompa flimmer--bzzzt!" ("Your outfit--it's terrible!") But when the robot's batteries run out, baby and daddy are on their own.

Children and parents who enjoyed the silly sensibility of Doreen Cronin's Click Clack Moo: Cows Who Type or the deceptively simple concepts of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen (Triangle, Square and Circle) will delight in the preposterous proceedings of Babble Bot.

Written by Bennett Dixon, featuring 32 full-color illustrations by renown illustrator Josh Lewis, and made for children aged 2-6, Babble Bot is a light-hearted take on a universal human condition--the need to connect and be understood

Event date: 

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Event address: 

1474 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622