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.
Source: Little, Brown Young Readers
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.
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.
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."