Peter Brown’s charming sequel to The Wild Robot offers everything I wanted in the second installment–more adventures and illustrations of Roz the robot! It looks like this is going to turn into a whole series, which I highly recommend for any middle grade reader, or even as a read-aloud for younger little ones. These are new classics in the making. The focus on compassion, problem-solving, and the bravery to follow through on one’s convictions is such great stuff for all of us to remember.
This guidebook is an absolute delight for the eyes and the mind, whether you’re a Victorian about town or a cephalapod waiting for its forever home. The charms of these whimsical illustrations are unlimited, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Kesinger’s subsequent octo-oriented titles! I smiled the whole way through.