Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens (Kelpies)

Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens (Kelpies)

by Alex Mc Call (Author)


Winner of a 2015 Scottish Children's Book Award Why did the chicken cross the road? TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!! The city of Aberdeen is being terrorised by giant robot chickens who want to peck out every last sign of human resistance. The streets are empty, the adults have vanished -- and those left behind are fighting for survival. Jesse and his friends are desperate to save their families and stop the feathered fiends. They hatch a master plan... but can a gang of kids REALLY defeat an army of angry robot chickens? A hilarious, weird and wonderful adventure from a cracking new author.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Publisher: Kelpies
Published: 20 Feb 2014

ISBN 10: 1782500081
ISBN 13: 9781782500087
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years

Media Reviews
'A slump-free fast-moving plot; funny, stupid jokes (including a record number of egg-based puns); heroic globe-saving kids; a total absence of adults (they've disappeared), and some giant robot chickens. It's adorably daft, but it also has believable, sympathetic characters and a big heart. And it's fun to read aloud to an appreciative, perpetually speculating audience.' -- The Big Issue, Kids' Books of the Year 2014 'Fans of action will enjoy the fast-paced skirmishes and fully-realized setting, while fans of comedy will appreciate the satirical elements, corny chicken jokes, and even cornier chicken puns... With humor, action, and layered characters, this title will be a hit with readers looking for a solid-albeit goofy-science-fiction story.' -- School Library Journal 'Simply the most enjoyable children's book I have read this year so far... I cannot recommend this book highly enough - and of course, it appeals equally to boys and girls.' -- The School Librarian 'It's zany, fun and full of many laugh-out-loud moments to keep you on your claws... It is cool, easy to read and will transport you to a world of pure fantasy.' -- Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books 'A great twist on an end of the world apocalypse story! ... This story should appeal to both sexes. I would recommend Robot Chickens for both Year 5 and 6. This would also be a good class read because it is exciting and would be a good text to use for the discussion of survival.' -- Armadillo Magazine 'The totally foolish premise is made believable through strong writing and realistic characters. The swift pace and at-times goofy action sequences will charm readers who like their action with a few laughs.' -- Kirkus Reviews 'Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens is a good book! It is well written with some good jokes and twists.' -- Johnny, Balerno Community High pupil, Teen Titles
Author Bio
Alex McCall grew up in Aberdeen and is currently studying Filmmaking and Screenwriting at the University of the West of Scotland. He has been published in several poetry and short story anthologies, and he is the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2013. Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens is his first children's book.