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The Wild Robot

by Peter Brown

Series: Wild Robot (1)

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Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.
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While this is billed as a "middle-grade novel," it reads as more of an elementary one, with chapters no longer than a couple of pages and short sentences with simple words. For the lower end of readers it'll be good, but level ones or more advanced ones might be bored or find it too easy.

The story, however, is great, full of resiliency and honorable characters and worthwhile lessons. Roz is a good character, willing to change and learn while not taking slights to heart.The way she becomes a part of the community and helps them while accepting their help is touching, and something we could all do a little more of. ( )
  Elna_McIntosh | Sep 29, 2021 |
I liked this cute middle school age book about a robot, which survives a shipwreck and is activated on an island with no human inhabitants. Instead, Roz makes friends with the animals, and adopt a young orphaned gosling (Brightbill), becoming his mother. This book is really about friendship, love and community as a series of events make things interesting for all. Peter Brown's illustrations were fun, but his basic robot shape was a bit too human (for an adult anyway.) ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Roz the robot is born from a wooden box, that was unceremoniously lost at sea from a cargo ship, onto an island full of plants and animals. Using her artificial intelligence "she" learns to act, communicate, make friends, become a parent and survive in the environment many times with comedic outcomes. This could be a great book to work with children who may need guidance navigating new surroundings.
  SCSUbooks | Jul 9, 2021 |
children's fiction (audiobook). I think I'd have enjoyed it more as a printed book, as the narrated pace was a bit slow for me (and there weren't really any "robot noises" to make up for it). ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
The girls loved the wide variety of daring action words the author uses. I liked the theme of nature colliding with technology, resilience, learning new perspectives, learning from one another, learning by observing. It’s also a really fun story. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. ( )
  Lucy_Day | Jun 14, 2021 |
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Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

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