The Wild Robot

“ ‘We’re a strange family,’ said Brightbill, with a little smile. ‘But I kind of like it that way.’
‘Me too,’ said Roz.” – Peter Brown

In This Kit You’ll Find:

  • 7 copies of The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • 2 copies of Because of an Acorn by Lola Schaefer
  • 2 copies of Up The Creek by Nicholas Oldland
  • 1 copy of The Brave Little Toaster DVD
  • 1 copy of the discussion questions (you may keep)
  • Book sign-up sheet to keep track of books (you may keep)
  • “Split Pin Roz” Worksheets (you may keep)
  • Tree Life Cycle Worksheets (you may keep)
Get the Kit!

Themes for Discussion:

  • The Wild Robot: Survival, friendship, family, motherhood, nature vs. technology, conservation, life cycle, death, belonging, helping others, home, forgiveness
  • Up The Creek: Survival, friendship, helping others
  • Because of an Acorn: Nature, life cycle, conservation, death

About the Book:

The Wild Robot: Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there. Her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island’s animal inhabitants. (Novelist) It teaches the lesson that kindness and community trump fear and competition.

Up the Creek: A Bear, a moose, and a beaver decide to go canoeing and have to work through many disagreements along the way.

Because of an Acorn: Explores the connections between the layers of an ecosystem, connecting every tree, plant, flower, & animal to each other in the spiraling circle of life.

You’ll Like It If You Like:

Discussions of nature and technology, stories of survival and friendship, books with a bit of artwork, books with sequels

Reading Level:

The Wild Robot: Read Together, Grades 3 – 5; Read Alone, Grades 4 – 6

Up the Creek & Because of an Acorn: Pre-school – grade 3