The Wild Robot

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 20 reviews

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age 12+

Why gun violence?

I was excited to read this as a read aloud to my third grade students. I heard about it on the Global Read Aloud page, so I thought I'd give it a try. I always preread books before reading them to my class, and I am glad I did. I was all in with the story of this wondeful robot trying to learn how to survive in the wilderness. I was excited to see how the relationships between the robot Roz and the animals changed and developed. Then I got sucker punched! I cannot understand why the author would add in gun violence, when the robot and the animals had been doing such a wonderful job of solving problems. Really saddened me, and caused me to decide against this book as a read aloud to my class.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
7 people found this helpful.
age 8+
Adventure, nature vs technology, fun animal characters, unconditional parental love - the whole family enjoyed this book.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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