Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Fantasy/Animal fiction /Science fiction
What did you like about the book? The story begins a little after The Wild Robot ended. Roz the Robot has been repaired and is now being delivered to her new life on a farm. She takes on the job of pretty much running the entire farm by herself. She fixes all the machines, sees to the planting and harvesting and, taking care of the cows, she gets to know them all since she speaks their language. She becomes good friends with the two children, Jad and Jaya, playing hide-and-seek with them and telling stories, stories that, for Roz, are true about her life on the Island with her son Brightbill and all the animals. She longs for Brightbill. His joyful arrival hastens the plan to escape with him and return to their island. The journey to the island is fraught with many a danger like how does a robot cross a large body of water and how do you escape wolves? And the Airships that are continually hunting for Roz. This is a futurific world where one robot was defective in a way that made her pretty much human. The accompanying illustrations are an added ingredient to make this story very special.
Anything you did not like about this book? No, but reading the first book is rather essential.
To whom would you recommend this book? Those who read the first book are the prime audience for this book.
Who should buy this book? Elementary and public libraries
Where would you shelve it? Juvenile fiction
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? If you have read its precursor, The Wild Robot, you will definitely want to read this one.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review
Date of review: 4/6/2018