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Monday, June 27, 2011

Mom and Me Mondays Part 2: Aquatan (Battle of the Worlds Boy Vs Beast) by Mac Park

Aquatan (Battle of the Worlds Boy Vs Beast)
by Mac Park
Scholastic Canada Ltd
ISBN: 978-1-4431-0747-1
Suggested Age: 6-8
Release Date: July 1, 2011
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Description: Only a wall divides Earth from the Beasts of Beastium. Only a boy and his dogbot defend the wall and protect Earth. Kai Masters. Border guard and beast battler.  In this exciting, action-packed new series, a young boy must use various technological weapons at his disposal to defeat the Beasts of Beastium. With every battle that Kai wins, he unlocks more gear to help him defend Earth. In this installment, when dead fish covered in glowing moss wash up on the beach, Kai knows it''s time for battle.

Jake's Review: This book was totally sic (old person note: this means cool, awesome etc) mom, can you pick me up some more of these.  I loved it, there are all sorts of cool gadgets, a robotic dog and awesome monsters. It was really exciting and I didn't want to put it down. The robotic dog, BC, was super cool and I wish I had one.  Other boys like me would like to read this since it is a really quick read with lots of pictures.  I think even Brian, who hates to read, would actually liked it.

Jake's Rating:10/10

Mom's Review:  Good book for reluctant male readers or even as a beginning chapter book for the younger but more sophisticated boy.  If Jesse could read, he would probably like.  I could not get into it, but it is not my thing and I am not the target audience. But hey if it interests reluctant readers and they read it, its all good.  I do think it will appeal more to adventuresome boys and not so much to girls (I know its sexist). The big font, cool diagrams and funky illustrations (even a couple of comic looking pages) will really appeal to the intended audience. I know Jake will totally be bugging me to get more of the series.
Mom's Rating: 7/10

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