Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess



written and illustrated by
Tom Gauld

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Neal Porter Books
ISBN
9780823446988

Awards and Honors
2021 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None
$19.56   $16.30
SEE MEMBER PRICE
QTY

JLG Category

Primary Plus

In acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld’s first picture book for children, a little wooden robot embarks on a quest to find his missing sister—making for a memorable contemporary bedtime story.

For years, the king and queen tried desperately to have a baby. Their wish was twice granted when an engineer and a witch gave them a little wooden robot and an enchanted log princess. There’s just one catch, every night when the log princess sleeps, she transforms back into an ordinary log. She can only be woken with the magic words “Awake, little log, awake.”

The two are inseparable until one day when the sleeping log princess is accidentally carted off to parts unknown. Now it’s up to her devoted brother to find her and return her safely to the kingdom. They need to take turns to get each other home, and on the way, they face a host of adventures involving the Queen of Mushrooms, a magic pudding, a baby in a rosebush, and an old lady in a bottle.

This is acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld’s first picture book for children, inspired by a bedtime story he made up for his daughters. In his words, “I was trying to make a book inspired by three different sets of books: The books that I remember enjoying as a child, the books that I watched my daughters enjoying, and the books I enjoy now as an adult. I wanted the book to have its own quirky feeling but also to function like a classic bedtime story.”Full-color illustrations created in pen and colored digitally.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Fairy tales. Kings, queens, and rulers. Princesses. Brothers and sisters. Robots. Logs. Witches. 

Standard MARC Records

Download Standard MARC Records

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Grades K-1
Primary Plus
For Grades K-1

Our Primary level is filled with so many great books, it wasn't possible to offer just 12 selections a year. Our P+ category makes a great thing even better-bringing you 12 additional titles for the same reading level.

14 books per Year
$251.02 per Year
Interests
Beginning Readers,Fiction,Picture Books,Storytime/Read Alouds
Like this book?
Get more like this every month.
LEARN MORE
Grades K-1
Primary Plus
14 books per Year
$251.02 per Year

Other Recommended Titles From Primary Plus

Lizzy and the Cloud

by Terry Fan

Primary Plus

June 2022

Primary Plus

May 2022

Primary Plus

April 2022

Primary Plus

March 2022
Out of stock
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.