Emma’s Best Friend is a Robot

Emma is very sad and lonely. She lives with her aunt and uncle on a farm far away from everyone she knows. She finds a broken robot in a neighbor’s barn, and together they repair it. The robot is Emma’s only friend until she saves someone’s life.

This picture book, written by DJ Piper and illustrated by Deborah Anne, is intended for young readers, telling of a child’s search for a new friend after moving to a new home. The book demonstrates social emotional skills, resilience, and technology. 

A character in the second Detective Scott McGregor mystery, Murder Goes on Vacation, browses a Las Vegas bookstore and purchases this children’s book.