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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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Adam Stower is an author and illustrator, who has collaborated with David Walliams on several of his books for children. David Walliams is a literary phenomenon whose books have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into fifty-five languages.

These thugs are captained by the dastardly duo, Mighty Mind, a giant criminal mega-brain living in a fishbowl on wheels, and his henchperson, Hammerhands, a terrifying woman with hammers instead of hands. I can easily see this book becoming a fast favourite with young readers, I am just sad that I didn’t love it as much as I had hoped I would. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. 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.His books have now been translated into 40+ languages, and also include picture books illustrated by Tony Ross. Best-known for his novels for children including Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy and Awful Auntie, Walliams has also written a number of picture books including The Slightly Annoying Elephant, working with two of Britain’s most talented illustrators, Quentin Blake and Tony Ross. I thought it was a really adventurous book, and I love adventurous books because I enjoy adventures.

Robodog is more on the silly side of the Walliams book scale, but there are plenty of laughs for young readers. Walliams succeeds in combining his self-confessed love for the canine world with an amusing adventure story for young readers. The characters are flat and talk a lot but nothing happens, apart from things getting damaged and making sounds.He took up swimming in his youth because he was overweight, and has subsequently completed long distance swims of the English Channel, the Strait of Gibraltar and the River Thames, raising millions of pounds for charity! The Chief turns to the Professor with an ingenious idea: a single dog that can aid in different police activities; a robot dog “Robodog”.

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 cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook).Personally, I think I preferred Tony Ross's illustrations over Adam Stower's but he still captured the essence. Unlike Walliams's other works, this was presented as a combination of a comic strip and his trademark style.

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