Sunday, February 8, 2015

Motordog by Kurt Cyrus - - OPTIONAL

Cyrus, Kurt. Motordog   Illustrated by David Gordon. Unpaged. 2014. Hyperion Books (Disney). $17.

A boy sends away for a motor, or robot, dog. When he arrives, the dog has lots of extra features like a rocket, helicopter blade, parachute, and remote control. When it starts chasing a cat, however, all the extras get the dog and his boy into much more serious problems than usual. Luckily the usual bond that exists between a boy and his dog are as strong as ever.

Told in rhyming stanzas, the story is a fun combination of pet and techno fantasies. However, why did they write Motordog as one word for the title but two words throughout the text? That annoyed me.

EL - Optional. Reviewed by P.K. Foster, teacher-librarian. 

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