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The Resource Future ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies, Jim Smith

Future ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies, Jim Smith

Label
Future ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies
Title
Future ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies
Statement of responsibility
Jim Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a bolt of lightning hits Brian Lampost (and his toy bird, Bird), he is zapped millions of years into the future. Life will never be the same again. Bird has been brought to life as Not Bird and Brian's DNA is fused with a rat giving him superkeel powers. Future Ratboy is born. But the future is not a safe place to be and there are killer robot grannies on the rampage
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Storyline
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Tone
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Review
Gr 2–4—This extensively illustrated British import is loaded with absurd humor and silly gags. When Colin's father throws out the family television during a rainstorm, superhero-obsessed Colin jumps inside the garbage bin to rescue it. Unfortunately, the garbage bin is struck by lightning and magically transports Colin millions of years into the future. Colin discovers he not only traveled through time but also has been transformed into a combination rat-boy-television, courtesy of the contents of the garbage bin. Colin enlists the help of talented outcasts to get back home but inadvertently stumbles into a body part—snatching mystery involving the titular killer robot grannies. Fast-paced and cheeky, this title is a solid addition to the ever-growing graphic hybrid category. The enlarged type will encourage newly independent and reluctant readers. Cartoonish illustrations highlight the goofier aspects of the plot and appear on almost every page. There are quite a few Briticisms but because of the contextual support, non-British readers should have no trouble decoding their meaning. Several loose ends set up a sequel in this planned series. VERDICT Though short on substance, this graphic hybrid entertains with irreverent wit and slapstick comedy.—Sophie Kenney, Vernon Area Public Library District, ILChapter BookGraphic Novels --Sophie Kenney (Reviewed 05/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 05, p76)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10573709
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Future Ratboy
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Superheroes
  • Robots
Target audience
primary
Label
Future ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies, Jim Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055101370
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
253 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781405269131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914352778
Label
Future ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies, Jim Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055101370
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
253 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781405269131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914352778

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