Wendel and the Robots

Chris Riddell

Ages 3 to 7
05 September 2019
32 pages


A brilliantly funny robot adventure from award-winning author and illustrator Chris Riddell, creator of Once Upon a Wild Wood.

Wendel is a very clever mouse – but not a very tidy one. If his inventions go wrong, Wendel just throws them away and starts again. So when Clunk, his robot assistant, fills the sock drawer with cups and saucers and makes tea in a Wellington boot, Wendel throws him on the scrapheap and makes himself a new assistant: the Wendelbot. But he gets more than he bargained for, and soon Wendel finds himself on the scrapheap! Can he win back his workshop from the mighty Wendelbot? Let the robot battle commence!

With Chris Riddell's characteristic verve and brilliance, Wendel and the Robots is a wonderfully funny, action-packed story full of surprises and extraordinary inventions, and with a subtle environmental message.

Chris Riddell’s illustrations capture the mayhem in exuberant detail, down to every last rivet.
One of the smartest children’s authors around.