*Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of Axel & Theo: My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy to review. All opinions are our own honest opinions.*
Welcome to my stop on the Axel & Theo Blog Tour! The tour coordinated by Mother Daughter Book Reviews is for the lower middle grade book Axel & Theo: My Dog is The Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy by Amberly Kristen Clowe. This one is a great choice for reluctant readers!
Keep reading for more information about the book, our reviews, information about the author, and a giveaway. Also, make sure to check out the tour schedule and take a look at what some of the other bloggers had to say.
About the Book
Title: Axel & Theo: My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy | Author: Amberly Kristen Clowe | Publication Date: November 15, 2014 | Publisher: Smooth Sailing Press | Pages: 44 | Recommended Ages: 6to 10
Summary: Theodore Howard wants a white flag. The kind of white flag that will show Riverwood Elementary’s biggest bully, Theo’s given up on ever surviving the fourth grade, and achieving his dream of becoming a real-life astronaut. But, Theo’s seemingly pathetic future gets a glimmer of hope in the form of a very talkative weenie dog named Axel. Theo learns that his best friend on four legs, is actually an alien from the planet Doglin, and just when he begins warming up to the idea of having an alien for a best friend, Axel is kidnapped by two cats from the planet Catlat. Theo chases after Axel and his kidnappers, embarking on an adventure he could have never imagined.
What first caught my attention about this book was the title; particularly the My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy part. It just sounded like it would be such a fun read and it is.
As you read Axel & Theo you are transported on an adventure with Theo and his dog Axel. Right from the start you find out that Axel is not your ordinary dog. Not only can he talk but he’s also an Alien from the planet Doglin. The book is very imaginative and I have to say that my favorite parts were hearing all about Doglin. Amberly Kristen Clowe’s descriptions are so much fun and make you want to jump right in with Axel and Theo.
Axel & Theo is such an easy and fast paced read that I think it would really work well for a wide range of ages.
I liked it. I like the pictures. It’s weird that the cats were after the dogs because usually dogs chase cats. It’s also weird that the cats teamed up with the rats. On Doglin I like that the grass is like a trampoline and everything is different. I like Axel and Theo. King Barfin is weird and Walter was a scaredy cat. I would read the next book.
JT hasn’t finished reading the book but he wanted to do the review too. So far he’s said that it’s good and he loves Axel.
I knew JT would probably really like this book because he loves dogs. I’ll add more to his review once he finishes the book.
About the Author: Amberly Kristen Clowe
An avid story writer since elementary school, Amberly Kristen (Krissy) Clowe truly discovered her passion for writing after enrolling in a college, children’s literature class, where they read and analyzed children’s books. After completing her BA in early childhood education she began her teaching career.
“After my first year of teaching second grade, I had so many ideas swirling around in my head, I had to write. I might have gone crazy if I didn’t!” Clowe tells.
Axel & Theo is the first chapter book series written by Clowe, though she already has two other children’s picture books in print, and another due for publication in 2015. Today, her children provide the inspiration to her many stories, along with everything else she loves in life.
Axel & Theo Blog Tour Schedule
* Blog Tour Giveaway *
Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice
Giveaway ends: July 5, 11:59 pm, 2015
Open to: Internationally
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