Sparks!

Sparks!

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Overview

Sparks is a hero and man's best friend, but nobody suspects he's two cats!

This Super Dog is the Cat's Meow!

August is a brilliant inventor who is afraid of the outside. Charlie is a crack pilot who isn't afraid of anything. Together these pals save lives every day. They also happen to be cats who pilot a powerful, mechanical dog suit!

Always eager to leap into danger, this feline duo have their work cut out for them as they try to thwart Princess, an evil alien bent on enslaving mankind. Don't let the fact that Princess looks like a cute, diaper-wearing baby fool you. She's clever, determined, and totally ruthless. So when Princess and the browbeaten fools she calls servants enact a brilliant and dastardly plan to conquer Earth, August and Charlie pull out all the stops to save the day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338029468
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 133,329
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Ian Boothby has been writing comedy for TV and radio since he was 13 and making his own comics since he was 16. Ian has written comic books for The Simpsons, Futurama, Mars Attacks, Scooby-Doo, The Powerpuff Girls, and The Flash. Ian has also won an Eisner Award for Best Short Story along with the artist Nina Matsumoto.



Nina Matsumoto is a Japanese Canadian who grew up drawing mostly animals, then mostly people, then back to animals again for this book. She pencils for Simpsons Comics and designs video game T-shirts for Fangamer. She created her own English manga series, Yokaiden, and drew The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko's Story. In 2009, she won an Eisner Award with Ian Boothby, and they have been collaborating ever since. She lives with an aloof Shiba Inu that is most likely a cat in a dog suit.

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Sparks! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel is about two cats, Charlie and August, who have a fun secret. They are super heroes! They dress up in a mechanical dog suit to save the planet. They rescue a baby from a well. But is it really a baby? No, it’s an alien in disguise! How can Charlie and August save the day? It’s going to take some courage and I don’t want to spoil the ending, but it is fun. I love the exaggerated illustrations and I thought it was hysterical that these cats chose to dress up as a dog. It was pretty funny when the heroes peed on a fire to extinguish it. Kids, like my little brother, love potty humor. I recommend this book for kids who enjoy graphic novels like Dog Man and Catstronauts. It is appropriate for kids ages 8 and up. I give this book four stars. Cameron H., age 8, New Mexico Mensa