Yesterday, I listed several children's books about robots. Today I'm going to look at yet another robot book, and its author, Peter Brown. The name Peter Brown may be familiar to you already since he is the author illustrator of numerous picture books, including, Children Make Terrible Pets, Chowder, The Curious Garden, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not), and many more [find them in JP BRO].
Mr. Brown's lastest book is a children's novel titled, The Wild Robot [J BRO]. It was released in the spring and we have a copy on our shelf. Here's the publisher's summary:
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her...Doesn't it sound like a fun and mysterious read for kids?
I don't know about you, but I'm always curious about where a writer gets his ideas, and how the written text is turned into an actual book. Peter Brown has explained it all in a online post called, "The Wild Robot Lives!" If you read it you will discover how Brown spent many, many years in researching, writing, and illustrating the book. It's fascinating reading!