The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess
Tom Gauld, Tom Gauld
A whimsical modern fairy tale from internationally renowned cartoonist, Tom Gauld.
When the log princess goes missing, her brother, the little wooden robot, sets out on an epic adventure to find her. He will encounter goblins, magic puddings, a mushroom queen and a very intimidating wood pile as he seeks to bring his sister home.
The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess is an exquisitely illustrated modern fairytale about sibling love. Tom Gauld brings all of his wit, draghtsmanship and narrative craft to a funny, moving tale that proves that woodlice can be heroes too.
The New York Times review: “one of the best picture books I’ve read this year. It’s a cabinet of curiosities in a clockwork castle… it’s a funny, twisty, heartfelt yarn.” -Ben Hatke
The Irish Times review: “The narrative is full of surprises […] but it is Gauld’s detailed, textured illustrations that will draw a young reader’s attention back to this wonderful book again and again.”
Neil Gaiman: "What an astonishingly sweet book. I worried about the log princess, loved all the adventures we never saw, and cheered the family of beetles." Lemony Snicket: "A wooden masterpiece." Lisa Brown: "The part about the witch is really, really good." Jon Klassen: "Tom Gauld is one of the best storytellers working and everything he does so well is here - it is beautiful, immersive, expertly told, and breathes completely on its own. I am jealous of it." Jillian Tamaki: "There's a whole universe within these pages. Fun to read, clever, and kind." Carson Ellis: "I didn't know the world needed another fairy tale until I read this funny, beautiful, perfect book." Oliver Jeffers: "Tom Gauld has created a masterful classic fairytale of a picture book that hits in all the right ways. In his inimitable style, he has squeezed royalty, robots, witches, inventors, trolls, sea-captains, forests, ghosts, and... beetles (!) into a beautiful, odd, adventurous and satisfying story. All wrapped up, of course, with the bow of sibling love. "
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