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Sparks! Double Dog Dare (Sparks! #2) Canadian Title

By Ian Boothby   Illustrated by Nina Matsumoto   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338339901 Paperback
208 Pages | Ages 7 to 10

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338339918 Hardcover
208 Pages | Ages 7 to 10

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338615593 Ebook
208 Pages | Ages 7 to 10

Sparks is in for trouble when he starts seeing double!

Who's a good dog?!

Charlie and August, the two cats that control the mechanical superhero dog, Sparks, are keeping the city safe. But when a second, evil Sparks shows up and starts causing trouble around town, everybody blames the real Sparks. Determined to prove that Sparks is still the hero everyone can count on, Charlie and August set out to uncover the shocking truth about who is responsible for all the chaos.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Sparks!:

* "Boothby's background as a comedy writer shows in the tight timing, clever banter, and over-the-top dialogue, while Matsumoto's archly funny cartoons — buoyant, colorful artwork filled with speedy action, riotous sight gags, and animated character designs — perfectly complement the script. Ideal for elementary-school readers, this is a natural choice for anyone who loved Dav Pilkey's Dog Man series or Drew Brockington's Catstronauts books." — Booklist, starred review

"Tightly spaced panels and frenetic motion lines keep the tension high and the pace quick, and the plethora of onomatopoeia give a dramatic and amusing comic-book feel. Back off, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin; Sparks is on the scene and ready for action." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"It's an off-the-wall and very funny adventure with an entertaining odd-couple friendship at its core." — Publishers Weekly

"Cat and dog lovers alike will laugh their way to the end of this offering... Recommended for all children's comics collections." — School Library Journal