Sparks! by Ian Boothby & Nina Matsumoto

   Sparks! by Ian Boothby & Nina Matsumoto. Scholastic, 2018. 9781338029468

Format: ARC

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Fantasy

What did you like about the book? Wow, what a zany premise! A robot, in the form of a litter box, directs two cats in a robotic dog suit who go around saving people as a heroic dog. They are pursued by their nemesis, the Princess, who is a baby in diapers, attended by two beleaguered adults. Meanwhile, a stressed out reporter is trying to figure out how this super dog always manages to be in the right place at the right time. Clever, action packed and funny. Especially funny take on the archetypes of cats and dogs.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Kids who like Lunch Lady, Flying Beaver Brothers and Bad Kitty will enjoy this full length graphic novel.

Who should buy this book? Elementary, middle school and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Graphic novels

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: January 7, 2018

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