The DK book, "Ultimate Robot, " is a large hardcover book with a full-color dust jacket. It is by Robert Malone. The cover is grey with the title at the top and detailed photographs of different robots at the bottom. My son was instantly attracted to it.
Inside the book is just as wonderful as the cover. There are three sections: Robot Toys and Collectibles, Robots in Art and Entertainments, and Robots: The New Generation. The book covers everything from the first wind-up robot toys to space probes and futuristic humanoid robot helpers being developed by scientists.
For older children with a keen interest in robots and technology, this is a very educational book. Each page has large color illustrations and the text is broken up into managable chunks instead of long essays. Timelines, media art, and scientific experiment findings are included.