I received a copy of Motor Dog to facilitate this review. All writings and opinions are my own.
My daughter loves to listen to me read books. Right now, we are really into fun stories with bright images. If the book is full of zany poetry–that is an added bonus.
Motor Dog, from Disney Hyperion Books, is written by Kurt Cyrus and illustrated by David Gordon. It is an amazing book. My daughter absolutely, positively LOVED this story.
What could be better than a story about a kid and his dog? How about a story about an adventurous kid and his robotic dog?
We have a German Shepherd dog that is my daughter’s best friend. She could totally relate to Flip the Kid who loves his new pet, Motor Dog.
Flip orders the dog online. When he receives his new pet, he has to use a remote control to activate the dog and get it to do tricks.
Things are going smoothly until Motor Dog sees Scoot the Cat. It is totally unexpected that a robotic dog would respond to a cat like any other canine. He goes berserk and starts to chase the cat.
Since Motor Dog isn’t your usual pet, he activates his booster rocket to catch up to the scared feline. Flip unsuccessfully tries to stop Motor Dog. Finally, when he manages to turn him off, there are unexpected consequences all over town.
When he turns his trusty canine back on, Flip learns, firsthand, that Motor Dog is also equipped with a propeller.
In the end, Flip learns that too many high-tech gadgets, even on a cool robotic dog, are just too much.