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Motor Dog    by Kurt Cyrus & David Gordon order for
Motor Dog
by Kurt Cyrus
Order:  USA  Can
Hyperion, 2014 (2014)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Flip the Kid found Motor Dog in a catalog and purchased the toy. When Motor Dog arrives, Flip grabs the remote control device and begins to put his new best friend through his paces.

Unfortunately, when Motor Dog sees Scoot the Cat the robot pup goes bonkers. The dog's booster rocket kicks in and the wild chase is on. It gets even more complicated when Flip tries to delete the walk command and shut down Motor Dog. Soon everyone - Flip, Motor Dog and Scoot - is high up in a neighborhood tree. So much for new technology! Then Flip takes a tumble.

You'll have to read this picture book to see what happens next, but it does totally change the relationships amongst these three characters and how they interact.

Young readers will love this retelling of the classic tale of the misadventures of a boy and his dog, that features an amusing techie twist.

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