#TheWildRobot: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

The Wild Robot
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Update 2/1/16
My younger kids (7 and 4) and I have just finished reading The Wild Robot together and they loved it. LOVED it. I loved it all over again too–even though I’d just finished it myself before going back to the front with the kiddo’s. I’m telling you, this story is golden. We can’t wait for book two.


I wish I had written The Wild Robot.

“What a great idea!”

“Ooo, I loved how that sounds.”

“Why didn’t I think of that?”

“I can’t believe he can say so much in so few words.”

“Not fair. I want this to have been my idea.”

Yep. I’m quoting myself. These thoughts, and many like them, popped in to my head on nearly every page.

I loved it so much I wish I’d written it myself.

It’s a middle grade chapter book. The few illustrations are beautiful, even in black and white on my Kindle. 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.

My only critic…the ending. It’s far more open ended than I expected. There’s got to be a sequel on the way. I hope so. I’ll be first in line.

I finished The Wild Robot, and immediately started reading it to my 7-and-under crew. They’re hooked.

That’s the highest complement I can give.

Happy Reading!



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