What if a hurricane destroyed a boat carrying boxes of robots? What if one of those boxes washed ashore a deserted island without destroying its contents? What if some playful otters got the box opened and turned on the robot inside? These are some of the questions that Peter Brown explores in The Wild Robot (Lexile: 740; Interest Level: Grades 3-6).
When Roz is "woken up" by the otters, she discovers herself to be on an island inhabited by only animals. Trying to find her place in this world leads to an exploration of habitat, survival techniques, belonging, and uniqueness. This story is an adorable read that will engage readers with gentle humor and insight as we discover with Roz a new way of seeing the world. (288 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.