Thursday 12 January 2012

Robot Dog

Robots are cool, dogs are - well OK I'm a cat person but dogs CAN be quite cool. So putting the two together in a book is a stroke of genius. Mark Oliver's tale tells the story of a robot pup who ends up on the scrap heap. It's not the end of the world though, as he soon makes friends with the other rejects from the robot factory.

But what any dog, Robot or otherwise, wants more than anything else is an owner. Human owners like shiny, perfect robot dogs, not rusty dogs with wonky ears. So will the little dog ever see his dream come true?

Mark Oliver's book has beautiful retro-styled visuals that are absolutely perfect, harking back to those cool  1950s robot designs you'll have seen before.

The story is also nicely written with a great ending to warm the cockles of your (robot) heart.

Charlotte's best bit: The little robot dog's friends

Daddy's favourite bit: The superb styling of the robots in the story. 50s junkbots win!

Rating: 4 out of 5