The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess

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Author: Tom Gauld

Illustrator: Tom Gauld

One of The New York Times best illustrated children's books of 2021!

In acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld's first picture book for children, a little wooden robot goes on a quest to find his missing sister 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.