New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2016, 2018. Peter Brown. First Edition. Octavos. (20 cm. x 14 cm.) ills. Pictorial dust jackets. Full white paper covered boards, grey robot imprint to front covers. Titles in grey imprint on spines. "Signed Copy" sticker affixed to left front dust jacket of "The Wild Robot". Both copies signed on the title page. Exceptional condition. Fine. Item #158
These two books contain familiar children's book themes, such as survival, friendship and family. But this is not the tale of a human, it is the tale of a robot named, "Roz", who must learn how to live in the natural world as an unnatural being. Author, Peter Brown, is the writer of numerous award winning children's books but it is with the "Wild Robot" series that Brown created an instant classic. It is a modern story, for modern kids who may feel like "robots", so attached to technology, that the natural world seems more and more foreign. But, Brown does not forget that books for middle-school age kids should be exciting and the "Wild Robot" books are a thrilling read as "Roz" learns how to survive as a castaway, and how to break free from being just another robot. Signed on the title pages by writer and illustrator, Peter Brown.