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Awesome Dawson
by Chris Gall


Overview - EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AGAIN That's Dawson's motto. He collects junk that people throw away and turns it into something STUPENDOUS. But when Dawson uses his skills to create a machine to do his chores for him, he discovers he might have invented something a little too ...  Read more...

 
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Overview
EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AGAIN That's Dawson's motto. He collects junk that people throw away and turns it into something STUPENDOUS. But when Dawson uses his skills to create a machine to do his chores for him, he discovers he might have invented something a little too... AWESOME. Can he stop the rampaging robot before it destroys the entire town?
Chris Gall inspires kids to reuse, repurpose, and recycle in this inventive adventure about a boy superhero who turns trash into treasures--and saves the world while he's at it

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316213301
  • ISBN-10: 0316213306
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: March 2013
  • Page Count: 34
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Science & Technology
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-02-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

With great horsepower comes great responsibility. So learns Dawson, a boy whose mechanical-mindedness lets Gall make full use of his skill for drafting the sort of straight-from-kids’-dreams machines he showcased in Dinotrux and Revenge of the Dinotrux. With goggles, tool belt, and a massive basement workshop, Dawson is a creative genius in the vein of Dexter (from Dexter’s Laboratory, not Dexter). With the support of his sidekick/friend, the equally creepy and hilarious Mooey (a disembodied mechanical cow’s head), Dawson creates a giant robot to do his chores for him. As might be expected, the Vacu-Maniac goes out of control, which is what happens when you build robots from whatever is lying around (“The Vacu-Maniac has a brain made of cat food,” bleeps Mooey). In the town-threatening battle that follows, Mooey’s bodilessness turns out to be an asset. There’s a light message about reusing so-called junk to make, well, awesome new inventions (Gall labels every soda can, hockey stick, and grocery cart wheel that goes into Dawson’s creations), but the emphasis is on a larger-than-life sense of fun. Ages 3–6. Agent: George Nicholson, Sterling Lord Literistic. (Mar.)

 
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