The Wild Robot / Peter Brown

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is on a remote, wild island.  How will she survive in her harsh surroundings?  By adapting, like she is programmed to do.  After all, she has no reason to believe that the island isn’t exactly where she is supposed to be, her home.  Roz’s observes the island’s animal inhabitants, learning the language of animals and making attempts to befriend them in the hopes of learning additional survival skills.  When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help.  Can a robot truly become wild?  This book has great heart, weaving a tale of friendship and navigating one’s world.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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