Thursday, May 31, 2018

Rocket and Groot: Keep on Truckin’ (Guardians of the Galaxy Book #2) by Tom Angleberger -OPTIONAL

Angleberger, Tom Rocket and Groot: Keep on Truckin’(Guardians of the Galaxy Book #2), 270 pages. Marvel, 2017.  $14.  Language: G (o swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

Rocket and Groot are on their way back to the Guardians when they start to run out of fuel for their space ship (Rakk n’Ruin) and end up on a world they were trying to avoid called HappyHappyFunFun. Turns out self-driving cars have taken over the planet, and its supercomputer Big Mama wants to rule the world. If Rocket and Groot want to continue on their journey they must help.

This book is a fun read for reluctant or low readers in 2-3grade as it is filled with illustrations, cartoons, variations in font size, and crazy page layouts. Its funny, silly, and fast paced. (and Groot is still SO annoying!!) Its possible that there will be more movies in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, so this book should have a nice shelf life for another 5 years or so and would see circulation. That being said, it’s a total junk food book –just for silly and almost nonsensical.

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL Stephanie, Elementary School Librarian & Author

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