Title: Disco Fever | Series: Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy #2 | Author: Doug Savage | Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing | Pub. Date: 2017-24-10 | ISBN13: 9781449486877 | Pages: 144 | Genre: Kids Sci-Fi, Graphic Novel | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: Received a copy from Netgalley for review consideration.
Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy: Disco Fever
Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy face a familiar foe, a terrifying new enemy, and the frightening possibility that lasers can’t solve everything in their biggest and most dangerous adventure yet.
An accident (involving a pine cone, a fish, and a truck delivering disco supplies) triggers a series of events that leads to the ultimate confrontation between Laser Moose and his nemesis Cyborgupine. And it’s a fight that Laser Moose can’t win with lasers. Especially when faced with a malevolent new enemy: a cute little chickadee.
Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy: Disco Fever Review
Disco Fever was listed under the middle-grade and children’s fictions section on Netgalley. I think it would be a fun read for kids, but some of the concepts are a bit outdated and might go over their heads. (Ie: Going to the disco.) The drawings are comic-strippy and very appropriate for a wide age range. There are, of course, a few valuable lessons in Disco Fever. A moose without lasers is still an awesome moose. Mirrors are evil. Appearances can be deceptive. Friends support each other.
The story flows easily. The strips are easy to understand. The action is ridiculous. The dialogue will make you chuckle. One can’t help but snicker at the ridiculousness of your basic ‘superhero must find his strength again’ put into moose and rabbit drawings.
It seems like every time I read a ridiculous line in a book, the universe sets out to send me a book that will top it. In this case, I think it’ll be quite a while before I find a line worse than:
“I don’t know if I can defeat cyborgupine and his disco suit.”
Seriously. Cyborgupine. Disco suit. (And yes, the drawings of these two things are everything you could ever dream of to accompany it.)
Also, at the end, there’s a bonus section that talks about the importance of dancing and will teach you to do a little dance if you follow it carefully. (I read it, I did not attempt it.)
Overall, while I don’t think I would have picked the book up under normal circumstances, Disco Fever was an enjoyable read. I am kind of curious to read the first book to see how everything got started. If you’re thinking about picking up this book for your kids, you may want to pre-read it yourself because mileage may seriously vary.