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Max Booth Future Sleuth Book 5

Chip Blip

(10 customer reviews)
Authors: Cameron Macintosh Illustrator: Dave Atze
Children, Sci Fi, Adventure, Mystery
153mm x 213mm

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It’s 2424. Super Sleuth Max Booth is uncovering the secrets of mysterious 20th Century gadgets. His faithful, but slightly neurotic robodog Oscar is also on the case! In book 5 Chip Blip the duo are baffled by the discovery of a tiny device. Using their future-sleuthy skills, they discover what it is, and unleash the truth of a long-lost treasure. But there are sinister characters and challenges along the way. Join the adventure in this fabulous series full of mystery, surprises and suspense.

“This series offers something fresh and fun.”


A fun and fast-moving series packed with action … something fresh and fun. (Kids Book Review) ‘… mind-bending, time-warping fun adventure …– Boomerang Books

With underlying themes of the importance of education, social class prejudice and having a place to belong, Stamp Safari is nevertheless a light-hearted, creative, witty and entertaining story with plenty of scope for discussion and learning potential. Tech-heads, adventure- and detective-lovers and Sci-Fi fans will certainly give this book their stamp of approval. – Romi Sharp

A fun and futuristic junior fiction series kids will love.” – Just Write for Kids

‘Futuristic, humorous, fun-filled chapter books, suitable for readers 7 +’ – Buzz Words

Cameron Macintosh

Cameron Macintosh

Cameron Macintosh was born in Melbourne and has lived there ever since, apart from overseas backpacking jaunts whenever he’s been able to fund them. He studied Psychology and Italian at Melbourne University, and Professional Writing at RMIT. Since then, he has written more than 80 books for primary and early secondary students. He has also […]

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Dave Atze

Dave Atze

This is the story of an ordinary boy… when he was a kid everyone thought he was quite odd. Always drawing quirky things and talking in funny voices while he drew. Until one day he stumbled across a weird looking pencil stuck in a sharpener. On the sharpener it read: whomever pulleth this pencil from […]

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10 reviews for Max Booth Future Sleuth Book 5

  1. The latest title in the Max Booth Future Sleuth series, Chip Blip, takes readers on a crazy, surprise-filled adventure. Max Booth and his robot dog Oscar are engaging characters and even reluctant readers will want to travel with them. On another level, the book could easily generate discussion about time, history and social inequity. It also contains the word ‘zingerboo’ and that’s probably all that needs to be said about how fun it is!

  2. Kids will love the latest release in the Max Booth Future Sleuth series. Max is back – this time investigating a 400-year-old dog ID chip that leads our hero on a rollicking and frequently hilarious adventure. Chip Blip is a past-faced read that gently encourages kids to think about the changing role of technology, and about how these changes might impact on future generations. Highly recommended for kids in the middle-primary years.

  3. An adventure tale of intergalactic proportions! Max Booth Future Sleuth, Chip Blip, cleverly explores what can happen when microchips are no longer needed. With adventure and a little bit of mayhem, Cameron Macintosh has created a delightful story for children, which captures imagination and intrigue. This book is engaging, easy to read and lots of fun, a real page-turner for children.

  4. It was a good book to read, my favourite bit was when he dressed his dog up to look like a real dog and it backfired and they took him to a zoo. I stayed up past my bed time and read this book with a torch to finish it.

  5. I liked the futuristic vibe, I wish I could live in 2424 – send me a one-way to the Skyburbs!

  6. Where does he get all his ideas from? I want to go there.

  7. This is a series for younger capable readers who enjoy sci-fi, but appreciate the connection to their own world to keep the story and their understanding grounded. It also offers opportunities for reflection about how we live and the things we use and do and how these might be viewed in the future. Fast-paced, it offers something different that might open up the world and genre of sci-fi for young readers who aren’t yet ready for the plethora of post-apocalypse literature that is becoming so prevalent in YA lit these days.

  8. This is a series with so much potential to inform and entertain. It combines science fiction, mystery and adventure in one place, in a world where Max is the hero, and he outwits those who wish to track him down and steal the ancient treasures for their own nefarious means.

  9. This delightful and fast-paced book combines history (in Max’s world), science fiction and a fun and thoughtful mystery to create an intriguing and exciting story that will appeal to junior readers venturing out to their next level of independent reading, allowing them to imagine, learn and build on their vocabulary. I loved entering Max’s world – it is unique and possible – limited at this stage only by imagination. It allows children and any readers to imagine a world that has immense possibilities, based in what we know, and what is coming, and the developments happening in today’s world.

  10. The Max Booth Future Sleuth series is one of those that hooks you from the first title you pick up. The beauty of these is their suitability to any age from seven years old, and their continuity between titles without compromising a great read if you only start now. Max Booth; Chip Blip delights and surprises with characters of great sleuthing skill that you’ll love, and those you’ll love to hate. We can’t wait to entrap ourselves with the sixth, and final, book with more ingenuity, teamwork and humour it’s sure to possess! Highly recommended.

    Review by Romi Sharp. (link here

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