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The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess

by Tom Gauld

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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.



Visit Tumblebook Library

-Log in to the Tumblebook database
-Click TumbleSearch
-Search by Title: Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs
-Listen, watch, and follow along as the narrator reads us this fractured fairy tale

User Name: fauquier

Password: reads


Visit Britannica School

-Click the Elementary Tree arrow
-Search "Fairy Tale"
-Learn more about the tradition and stories of fairy tales around the world

School Access ID: fcps1

Passcode: welcome



-Discuss how the robot and princess took care of each other throughout the story. How do/would you care for your sibling(s)?
-The illustrations are filled with shapes. How many circles, ovals, squares, rectangles and triangles can you spot?
-Make your own digital robot.

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