Cog by Van Eekhout
Wall-E meets The Wild Robot in this unforgettable middle grade stand-alone about five runaway bots on a cross-country journey to find a place to call home.
After an accident leaves him damaged, a highly advanced robot wakes up in an unknown lab—and Gina, the scientist who created and cared for him, is nowhere to be found. Surrounded by strangers who want to study him and remove his brain, Cog decides to recruit four robot accomplices for a mission to find her.
Cog, ADA, Proto, Trashbot, and Car’s journey will likely involve much cognitive development in the form of mistakes, but Cog is willing to risk everything to find his way back to Gina.
In this charming stand-alone adventure, Greg van Eekhout breathes life and wisdom into an unforgettable character and crafts a story sure to earn its place alongside beloved classics like Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.