The Wild Robot Escapes (Wild Robot Series #2)

The Wild Robot Escapes (Wild Robot Series #2)

by Peter Brown

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ISBN-13: 9780316382045
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Series: Wild Robot Series , #2
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 5,636
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year.

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The Wild Robot Escapes 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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readers_retreat 11 months ago
'The Wild Robot Escapes' is the middle-grade sequel to the 'The Wild Robot' both written and illustrated by New York Times bestselling children's author/illustrator Peter Brown. Both books received widespread acclaim, with the first winning and being nominated for many awards. In the first book we met Roz who has many questions as she opens her eyes for the first time and finds herself on a remote desert island completely alone. But she isn't as alone as she thinks and she soon discovers that she can learn a lot from the island's animal inhabitants. Time passes and the once harsh island begins to feel like home to Roz but then her past comes back to haunt her. 'The Wild Robot Escapes' follows on from where the last book left off - Roz has been captured and refurbished ready to be put to work on Hilltop Farm for the Shreef family. Typical of Roz, she befriends all of the animals on the dairy farm, not to mention the farmer's children with her outgoing personality. However, she longs to be reunited with her goose son, Brightbill. as well as the other animals from the island, and plans to escape. She is helped by a number of sympathisers but eventually is detained by the robot police and returned to the factory where she is reprogrammed to rid her of her personality which is deemed a malfunction. Will Roz manage to escape before they reprogramme her? Or will she be destined to serve humans for the rest of her days? The simplicity of the writing is a standout feature here, but Brown manages to include many situations that will have children asking questions - where do I belong? what is my purpose in life? Where is home? Just like the first book, this is an utterly charming and beautiful story, and Roz is a magical character with a special personality. A delightful little tale that exposes children to deeper topics, such as what it means to be human, man vs technology, identity/being yourself, kindness, empathy, loss, love, environment, loyalty, and sacrifice. Another work of brilliance from Brown that is wonderfully quirky, unique and fun. The chapters are short and many pages are illustrated, keeping children engaged and interested in the plot. Kids will love this heartwarming sequel as much as the first! Many thanks to Piccadilly Press for an ARC. I was not required to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Millie_Hennessy More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and thought it was adorable. Not quite as strong as its predecessor, true, but still a strong sequel with illustrations that I’d love to see in color! You’ll want to read the first book, The Wild Robot, if you haven’t already, as this is a direct sequel. Once again, Roz finds herself learning to adapt to a new lifestyle and making friends (and enemies) among the local animals. She must adjust to life on a farm, which is more high-tech than you’d think. There are all sorts of other machines for her to tend to, though none really think and speak like she does, and she is constantly tracked by her new owner, making escape nearly impossible. As ever, Roz is curious and kind, doing her best to learn new things and care for her animal friends, while trying to hatch a plan to escape. The first half of the story is about her life on the farm and her newfound friendship with the cows and the farmers two children, the second is about her adventures through the wild. I think I preferred the farm portion a bit more because it shows more of Roz’s personality. She wants to do well at her new job, but she is burdened with hiding her wild past and her ability to talk to animals. Her relationship with the children is cute too. The latter half of the book is a bit more hectic, with Roz moving from one environment to the next. She gets in a few scrapes, but gets out of them so quickly that there doesn’t seem to be a lot at stake. This could have been an issue in the first book, but I just don’t remember. I think some of the adventures could have been cut in order to spend more time on others, but overall this was another fun story in the life of Roz. I realize it’s on the younger end of middle grade and I don’t mind the simplicity of the tale. I certainly hope there will be a third book! I think this is a great book for younger readers, whether they can read on their own or they enjoy being read to. I’m also sorely tempted to get some of the artwork, as Brown sells prints! I think these books need a color run in the future!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome I read it in one night