Usually I take photographs of each book that publishers send me as soon as they’re out of the box. It wasn’t possible with the latest D-Bot Squad books – my 5 and 7 year old boys wrenched away one each as soon as I opened up the latest book mail!
The D-Bot Squad books have plenty of illustrations, use simple concepts and words, and have story lines involving robots, dinosaurs and plenty of farts. What’s not to love?
The members of the D-Bot Squad work together as a team to solve problems in high-action adventures. For those of us raised in the 80s and 90s, it’s best explained as Macguyver but with dinosaurs.
My 7-year-old read both books very quickly and loved them. My 5-year-old isn’t quite up to reading to himself yet, but absolutely adored them – especially the fact that they’re ‘chapter books’! I highly recommend these to anyone who has younger siblings who want to start chapter books but aren’t quite up to them yet.
Mr 5’s favourite was D-Bot Squad – Mega Hatch. Their mission is to capture a bunch of dinosaurs on the loose. The solution? Invent a fart-catching machine to store the farts of the plant-eating ankylosauruses. Then use the toxic gas to knock out the triceratops so they can get close enough to zap them with their ray guns.
Adventure + dinosaurs + inventions + toxic fart gas = hysterical laughter from a riveted 5-year-old.
The D-Bot Squad Series
About the author
‘Mac Park’ is the joint pen name of Australian writers Louise Park and Susannah McFarlane. Their partnership has sold over 10 million books to date and is a fusion of education, literacy and reading acquisition.
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