When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she’s not impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, misses her old home and thinks the people in this town are pretty strange. While unpacking her room she discovers a mysterious box full of gadgets, parts and pieces, and a strange note that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’ Her curiosity gets the better of her and she spends all night assembling the objects into Olivetti, a robot with a typewriter chest and an alarm clock heart. Made up of pieces, but more than the sum of her parts.
Will Ophelia be able to keep Olivetti’s true identity a secret? Will the bully, Otis, fulfil his dream of proving to Ophelia how great their seaside town is whilst at the same time trying to run her out of it? Will Orson ever overcome his allergies and manage to leave his house? Will Ms Ogilvie ever lighten up or will she be Olivetti’s downfall?
But a bigger challenge is coming – can the pair save their friend and reunite him with his mother?
My Robot reminds us that we are all made up of different parts, and that when we feel less than whole we can find – or make – a part that fits.