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Kids Series


Written by James Foley


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.

A hilarious graphic novel for young readers.


'Perfect for junior readers, both boys and girls.' Lamont Books

'Foley’s own inventiveness comes to the fore in Brobot, which lives up to its promise as "a hilarious graphic novel for young readers".' Buzz Words

'James Foley spins a yarn about a girl inventor and her robotic sibling … a hilarious take on domestic dystopia.' The West Australian

'Foley has his tongue firmly in his cheek as he documents Sally’s crazy plan in delightful drawings that will amuse and entertain young readers.' Mia Macrossan, Children's Book Council of Australia, on 4MBS Classic FM

'Witty humour abounds in this short graphic novel – may there be many more!' Lynndy Bennett, Gleebooks Gleaner


Aurealis Award (Shortlisted 2017)

ISBN 9781925163919 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories Fiction for Younger Readers
The West Australian's ED! Serialisations
Award Winning
Children's Picture Books
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2016
Pages 112
Rights World
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    James Foley

    James Foley writes and illustrates picture books, middle-grade novels and comics for kids. He’s the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc. graphic novel series for middle primary: Brobot, Dungzilla and Gastronauts star Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of 12, and Joe Tinker, her stinky baby brother.James also illustrated Total Quack Up!, an anthology of funny short stories written by authors such as Paul Jennings and Jacqueline Harvey, with proceeds going to charity. James’s earlier books My Dead Bunny, In the Lion, The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns have all scored several honours, including children’s choice awards, shortlistings in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, and selection to the International Youth Library’s White Ravens list. James is an ambassador for Books in Homes and Room To Read Australia. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd. He comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Read more