Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat and the Space Station (英語) ペーパーバック – 2011/10
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Boing-Boing the cat is back--this time with new bionic powers that give him the ability to launch into space, and beyond! The story of Daniel continues here: the boy who loves cats but is very allergic to their fur, and who had a bionic cat built for him by his neighbor and engineer, Professor George. Boing-Boing is just like a real cat, but with fiber-optic fur, computer-controlled joints, electronic eyes, and ceramic-sensor whiskers. In this fifth installment to the series, Boing-Boing and Daniel defy gravity to take on an adventure in space, where they must save the Space Station from falling to earth.
Larry Hench is a world-renowned scientist with a specialty in bioceramics. His children's books extend his love of teaching, science, and engineering to a new generation. Everything built into the stories is scientifically valid and could be done. He is the author of the Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat series. Tom Morgan-Jones, aka Inky Mess, is an award-winning illustrator whose work is widely and internationally published, from children's books and magazines to satirical board games. He is the illustrator of "Mission: Explore," "Mission: Explore Camping," and "Mission: Explore on the Road."
The layouts are messy, some illustrations are not on the same spread as the text they are meant to accompany. There are also pictures re-used in smaller versions...I guess to try and punch up the pages of just text. It would have been better to shorten the story, particularly the review of how the cat works, which we see as the professor creates the bionic cat, and again as he explains things to the boy he made it for.
Also, the text and illustrations don't seem to have been created for the same age groups. The illustrations are fine for young kids, but the story is too wordy. Older kids could appreciate the story, but might be turned off by the 'cutsy' illustrations.
It feels like a book created by people wanting to fill a niche, and for those wanting to read in that niche it serves it's purpose.