The Amazing Mini-Mutts by Donald Lemke. Illustrated by Art Baltazar. (Canada) - (US)
Finished: Mar. 10, 2011
Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Picture Window Books
Genre: Early chapter books, Superheroes
sentence: "Welcome to Bowwow Boot Camp!" said Krypto.
Publisher's Summary: On planet Earth, KRYPTO, ACE, SWIFTY, and other SUPER-PET pooches visit the Bowwow Boot Camp, a school for up-and-coming pups with powers. They're ready to show this new breed of heroes a few old tricks. Unfortunately, Brainicat, an evil cyborg kitty from the planet Colu, wants to teach these canine cadets a lesson as well. Using his hyper-forces, the villain shrinks the Bowwow Boot Camp to microscopic size and traps the mini mutts inside a glass bottle. To escape, these prep-school pups must step up and discover their own super hero identities.
Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Publishing.
Reading: Ds read aloud to me for his reader.
Ds loves this series and we have three new books from this year's releases. This book lived up to our expectations and ds particularly enjoyed the book being populated with several super-pets that we have met in past books. A fun story with lots of action even though the "bad guy" Brainicat doesn't do much except kidnap the super dogs. We did find this book at just a slightly higher reading level than usual causing ds some problems and we employed shared reading where I would take a turn reading every now and then when he needed a breather. However he once again loved the story and the over visuals and graphic design of this book (and whole series) and has chosen another Super-Pets book for his next reader. This series is a great incentive for reluctant readers.