The Children’s Book Council of Australia “Reading Time” – 14/01/2018
Max and his robot dog, Oscar, live in a packing case in the Bluggsville City Museum, around the year 2400. When his
friend, Jesse, finds a strange black object, it is Max’s job to identify it. It turns out to be a mobile phone from 2017, and the adventurers discover that it reveals the site of a lost statue of Nicole Squidman, for which there is a $7 million reward. How the three find the statue, nearly lose it and it is finally recovered makes up the story.
The fun lies in the details of life when travel is off the ground,
everything is electronic, even animals, and contact between
people has moved beyond mobile phones.
This is a short easy reading adventure for middle school readers, with a very useful dog and many predictions of
Reviewed by Stella Lees