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Robodog: The incredibly funny new illustrated children’s book for 2023, from the multi-million bestselling author of SPACEBOY

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All of these elements are perfect for Middle-Grade readers and entertaining for us older readers as well. On top of that, during the second half of this book the narrative split into two and we were jumping back and forth between two storylines and two sets of characters which felt disconnected and at times really annoying.

These baddies include Velma, the chief and professor's cat; mighty mind, the master mind who is just a mega-brain floating in a fish bowl and is behind the notorious robberies in the city of Bedlam; and Hammerheads, mighty mind's henchperson who lost her hands and uses a hammer on each side as a replacement for her hands. I loved that Plank was so silly, I think if Plank could get a medal for anything it would be for being silly. Supercharged and ready for action and adventure, can Robodog stop the most feared criminal duo in Bedlam and thwart their evil plans to destroy the city?

Unlike Dave Pilkey’s somewhat stupid Dog Man, Robodog is not only brave, strong intelligent, and capable of heroic deeds, he is also a very likeable character who cries tears of oil when sad and whose biggest dream is to be a real dog, loved by his human parents.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. I love that the Professor and the Chief were married because the people in the books I have read who have been married to each other have been husband and wife, so it was fun to read about a wife and a wife. I have a few ideas on why this book didn’t work for me but it genuinely surprised me that I didn’t love this book.There is a billion dollar robbery to be foiled, where only a rat who swears he’s a mouse can save the day. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. David Walliams is a literary phenomenon whose books have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into fifty-five languages.

I loved some of the comedy strip style in this one and whilst there was some scatalogical humour, (which I personally can't stand) there was less of it in this book. Robodog is the hilarious new action-packed comic caper from David Walliams - due for release in March 2023. Velma is determined to wipe not only Robodog off the planet but every other dog in Bedlam, and suddenly every villain has escaped from Bedlam Prison. Bedlam, once a home to ordinary people, is now a city infested with rats and is as dangerous as it is filthy. Personally, I think I preferred Tony Ross's illustrations over Adam Stower's but he still captured the essence.Adam Stower is an author and illustrator, who has collaborated with David Walliams on several of his books for children. The city of Bedlam is desperate; the streets are rat-infested and filthy; the buildings dilapidated, and, worst of all, the inhabitants are ruled by super villains of the underworld. Fun story for kids about a Police Chief and Professor who are married and decide to create a RoboDog to help with the problems in Bedlam.

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