Friday, March 14, 2014

"Motor Dog" By Kurt Cyrus #BookReview

ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone. 

Motor Dog
By Kurt Cyrus
Illustrated by David Gordon
On Sale: 2/25/14
Age: 3–5
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 1423168224

"This one's a tale of a boy and his robotic best (canine) friend. When Scoot the Cat comes on the scene, Motor Dog does what any normal dog would do: gives chase! Our boy Flip does everything he can to call him off, but no commands—verbal or electronic—can stop his new dog. When Flip runs after his malfunctioning pet, things go haywire! Will Motor Dog come through when Flip's in danger?

Merging Kurt Cyrus' dynamic poetry with David Gordon's stellar art makes for a wham-bam combination of fast-paced peril and classic storytelling that begs to be read again and again.

Kurt Cyrus has illustrated numerous picture books, including Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly by Anne Bustard, Mammoths on the Move by Lisa Wheeler, and his ownThe Voyage of Turtle Rex and Hotel Deep: Light Verse from Dark Water. He is also the author of Your Skeleton Is Showing, illustrated by Crab Scrambly. He lives in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Visit him at

David Gordon ( is an author and illustrator, and has also done concept work for Pixar’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2A Bug’s LifeMonsters, Inc.; and Cars, as well as the hit Nickelodeon cartoon show SpongeBob SquarePants. He helped design the characters in BlueSky’s feature film Robots. David Gordon lives in New York City, where he continues to create stories for children."

What we thought:  What a great adventure!  Both 7 year old A and 5 year old D liked this book.  It was very colorfully illustrated and had lots of sound words which really kept the kiddos entertained:)  Motor Dog is a great book for younger kiddos:)  ABCD Diaries gives this book an A+!

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