We finished The Wild Robot by Peter Brown yesterday. The ending left us yearning for a sequel, so we whipped up a plea and Tweeted it. Peter Brown is every bit as nice as you'd think someone who would write a story about a robot transformed by the wilderness and its inhabitants would be.
Brown shared a lot about how the book came to be in his blog post here. (a very interesting read for anyone interested in the creative process, book publishing, inspiration, robots, writing, etc.)
Click on the screenshot below to read the recent NY Times review of The Wild Robot.