Heads up, DOG MAN lovers! Watch out, readers of BAD GUYS! Robotic dog AWESOME DOG 5000 is in the neighborhood and he's. . . well, he's awesome.
Marty, Ralph, and Skyler might make the ultimate secret combo when battling alien-slime ninjas in their favorite video game, but in real life they're just regular kids. That is, until the three best friends discover Awesome Dog 5000, a robotic dog with very real power-ups. Awesome Dog can "bark" a sonic boom, "walk" at speeds over three hundred miles per hour, and "fetch" with an atomic cannon. Life for Marty, Ralph, and Skyler just got a major turbo-boost!
Attention, readers! AWESOME DOG 5000 is a wild action-comedy told through a mix of text and black-and-white illustrations, with a mystery to solve at the end. Can you handle the awesomeness?
About the Author
Fun fact! Justin Dean is an award-winning writer of television commercials who has led national campaigns for brands such as South Park, Conan, and the Olympics. Now he writes bizarro and funny books for kids, too. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids. Unfortunately, they don't have any robot pets (yet). Visit him at justinwritesbooks.com. You can also find him on YouTube under Awesome Draw 5000 and on instagram @jddean5000
Read an Excerpt
Once Upon a Time in the Future
It is the year 3001, and the galaxy is at war. . . .
For over one hundred years, Earth has been under attack from alien slime ninjas. The bad guys are winning. They have captured the president of Earth and are holding her prisoner in the center of their moon maze base. Only one hero can free her. That hero is Sheriff Turbo-Karate. The mission to save the universe starts now!
Sheriff Turbo-Karate used his jet boots to fly through the maze. First, he turned left. Then he turned right. Then he turned left
And was laser-sliced by a slime ninja’s beam sword. It was a surprise attack! Sheriff Turbo-Karate took a direct hit through the chest. His cowboy hat popped off his head as he exploded into tiny specs.
The mission to save the universe starts now: Sheriff Turbo-Karate used his jet boots to fly through the maze. First, he turned left. Then he turned right. Then he took a second right
And accidentally stepped in chewing gum. It was another trap! His boot stuck to the floor as bombs showered over him. Sheriff Turbo-Karate was blasted into the stars.
The mission to save the universe starts now: Sheriff Turbo-Karate used his jet boots to fly through the maze. First, he turned left. Then he turned right, then turned right again, jumped over the bubble gum, dodged the bomb shower
And was zapped by a shrink ray. The alien slime ninjas caught him and held him prisoner in a stinky shoebox for the rest of his life.
The mission to save the universe starts now: Sheriff Turbo-Karate used his jet boots to fly through the maze. First, he
Marty Fontana leaned back in his seat and set aside his video game, Sheriff Turbo-Karate. Marty was ten years old, had spiky yellow hair, and always wore red high-top sneakers. He was bored after trying to beat the moon maze level on his video game so many times. Marty had been riding in a moving van with his mom for hours. They were driving to his new house. Marty’s mom had recently been hired to start a different job
Okay. Wait. Before we get too far ahead, there should be a warning to the reader.
BOOK WARNING! BOOK WARNING! BOOK WARNING!
If you expected some super-cool, action-packed start with rocket jets and an evil dude and a daring rescue mission, this story isn’t for you.* Our apologies if you were confused. Even though the title of the book is Awesome Dog 5000, this story is actually about a regular kid who moves into a boring old house and starts going to a new school.
And really, that’s about it.
*All the action-packed stuff with rocket jets, an evil dude, and a daring rescue mission starts later, like, around chapter 11.