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The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Book Info

Grade Level
Elementary School, Middle School
STEM Concepts
Engineering, Adaptation, The Food Chain, Predator/Prey Relationships, Animal Instinct, Ethics, Robotics, Art and Illustration
Publisher
ISBN
9780316382007
Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is–but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island’s unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home–until, one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Videos

Ecosystems and Food Webs

Using "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown as an example, Dr. Holly Jones explains how complex food webs can be and how those webs can impact the ecosystem.

Animal Jobs

Every animal has an important role in its ecosystem. Islands, like the one Roz lives on in "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown, have a delicate balance between predator and prey. Dr. Holly Jones explains why both are necessary to a healthy ecosystem.

Ecosystem Engineers

Do you know what an ecosystem engineer is? In "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown, Roz the Robot becomes one; in this video, Dr. Holly Jones helps us understand what one is.

Hiding in the Wild

Many animals utilize camouflage to survive. Dr. Holly Jones tells us about hiding in the wild with Peter Brown's "The Wild Robot."

Activities

Photo of students with The Wild Robot

Check out the photos from The Wild Robot: The STEM Read Experience!

Educators

Idea Sparks and Mini Lessons for Grades 3-5

These questions, prompts, and short activities provide quick ways to inspire interest and explore the STEAM concepts related to the book. Idea Sparks and Mini Lessons can also be used for differentiation and to foster new ideas of your own.

Download Lesson Plan. 

Idea Sparks and Mini Lessons for Grades 6-8

These questions, prompts, and short activities provide quick ways to inspire interest and explore the STEAM concepts related to the book. Idea Sparks and Mini Lessons can also be used for differentiation and to foster new ideas of your own.

Download Lesson Plan. 

About the Author

Photo of Peter BrownPeter Brown

Peter Brown is an author and illustrator of children’s books. His titles include New York Times bestsellers like The Wild Robot, The Curious GardenChildren Make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Peter’s illustrations for Creepy Carrots!, written by Aaron Reynolds, earned him a Caldecott Honor.

Learn more at peterbrownstudio.com.

Source: Peter Brown Studios