The Everything Machine by Matt Novak
Illustrated by Matt Novak
If you had a machine that would do everything for you, would you ever work? clean? mow your lawn?
Many years ago, the people of Planet Quirk received a machine as a gift from an alien. The machine took care of everything around the planet, every job, task, hobby, everything. The people of Quirk completely forgot how to do anything around their planet...And then the machine broke.
This quirky and entertaining book presents some interesting questions for young kids about the value of work and artistic expression. It's a book with a very nice message that never gets too preachy.