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…. Heartwarming and full of action, Peter Brown’s middle-grade debut raises thought-provoking questions about the environment, the role technology plays in our world, and what it means to be alive.
How did Roz get to the island? What did she have to do to get acclimated to her new surroundings?
Roz had to use many skills to survive. What do you think is her best survival skill?
Rob and Brightbill become an unlikely family. How do they act as a traditional family? How are they untraditional? What happened to bring them together?
Think about Peter Brown’s use of technology in the book. Which technologies already exist, and which ones aren’t in common use?
Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children’s books, including <i>Children Make Terrible Pets, </i> <i>The Curious Garden</i>, and <i>The Wild Robot</i>. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for <i>Creepy Carrots!</i>, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a <i>New York Times</i> Best Illustrated Children’s Book award, and a Children’s Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year.