The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot, Book #2)
By: Peter Brown
My Rating: FIVE out of Five Stars
Best for: 10 and under
Peter Brown is very, very good.
We loved…LOVED…The Wild Robot (Book #1). Here’s my original review.
I say we: I read it myself, was blown away, then immediately started over, reading it out loud to my littles. They inhaled it and embraced it, and when we finished we began [im]patiently waiting for The Wild Robot Escapes (Book #2).
We finished The Wild Robot Escapes together last night.
Friends, it was SO great! We teared (quietly) and cheered (loudly) at all the right places, and I’m still trying to figure out how a story about a robot with a goose for a son can have the same impact on a 5 year old, and 8 year old, and a 42 year old.
Like book 1, book 2 is a perfect middle grade story. The short, rapid fire chapters are perfect for reading aloud or for letting a 10-year-old feel like she is reading quickly. The simple sentence structure is flawless and a joy to read. Even the illustrations are beautiful, and whenever we came across one we’d stop reading a just stare at if for a few moments.
I’m telling you, there are few books with this much heart and even fewer with this much soul..and not just because Roz is robot.
My 8 year old has already declared her next birthday party will be a Wild Robot themed event, and they both have decided their friends need to read The Wild Robot too. A few times I even caught my tough-guy 11-year-old pretending to not be listening.
Really, I couldn’t recommend both The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes more. They are as close to perfect as I’ve ever read.