The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
It’s not weird to enjoy children’s literature at my age is it?
If so, I don’t care.
I picked this one up because it was recommended to me via my library app. When I started reading it, I almost put it down. The very short opening chapters made me think that this might be the type of fare that is strictly for kids. But I stuck with it and I am glad I did.
I didn’t know much about the story and for that I was glad. I was pleasantly surprised when the first twist happened. In fact, I don’t know how to write this review without giving it away.
So, if you want to read a book that you could share with your children. If you are a teacher and want to read something your students might enjoy. And you don’t want spoilers, read no further. If you do read on, I promise to not give too much of the story away.
Rozzum Unit 7134 was meant to be a service robot for human beings. But an accident at sea sent her wooden crate floating towards a deserted island. There, she is accidentally activated by a sea otter. She doesn’t know her purpose or what she is supposed to do there, but she knows that this is her home and that she has to survive.
It is obvious that Roz, is no ordinary robot. She not only learns how to survive on the island, she is able to form a community and even a family with the wildlife there. She is an inspiring character.
The story has humour, suspense, and warmth. When I finished it and learned of the sequel, I couldn’t get my hands on it quick enough. Together, the two books tell a complete tale that will leave you with a smile on your face. I highly recommend reading them.