Nov 30, 2010

Tween Tuesday: Ook & Gluk by Dav Pilkey

My son Max will be reviewing Ook & Gluk for you today...
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5 chocolate chip cookies (it's a pretty funny book).

Cover Love: I liked the cover because it sort of shows you what will happen in the book. There are future things and past things on there.

Why Max Wanted To Read This: Because I liked the Captain Underpants books and when I found out Dav Pilkey wrote a new book I really wanted to read it. Here's the synopsis from Good Reads:
Here's a graphic novel that any young cave-boy or -girl enjoy. Ook and Glu are two typical cave-boys residing in Caveland, Ohio in 500,001 B.C. All that changes abruptly when the plucky pair slip through a time portal to 2222 A.D., where things seem to be even more brutish than the world that they left. Under the tutelage of martial arts expert Master Wong, they master the Kung Fu arts that will help them to establish a more peaceful old-new world order.

Max Kept Reading It Because: It started out with a little bit of humor that caught my attention so I wanted to keep reading it.

What Max Liked (& Didn't):
I liked how funny it was.
I liked how it looked like it was written by a kid.
I wasn't at all bothered by the misspelled words.
If I could be Ook (rhymes with Duke) or Gluk (rhymes with Duck) I would be Gluk.
In some parts I laughed out loud!

To Sum Up: It was original because it had humor and future and past and it made me laugh.

Book sent from Big Honcho Media (thanks Chelsey!)

Jana's quick review:
If you have a boy in your house, chance are they have read a Captain Underpants books. It is easy to get snobby about those books because they are kind of dumb and there are misspelled words. However, if you ever have a boy that has a hard time getting into any books until they pick up a Captain Underpants book you will discover that you LOVE Dav Pilkey and his crazy books!

Check out the book trailer (or show it to a young boy in your life!):

About the Author:
Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at website is full of fun activities for any Captain Underpants fan!).

1 comment:

  1. Great job, Max! I'll have to get this one for Scott and tell him you recommended it! :-)