killer robot army book coverReviewed by Jessa Larsen

Mick and Finley may have survived zombies and pirates, but can they survive the new girl in town? When Savannah Diamond moves to town, she could be the downfall of Mick’s peaceful neighborhood. Well, when mermaids aren’t trying to eat the townsfolk anyways. She ruins everything for Mick. First she steals his favorite hangout spot, then she beats him in gym class, THEN she takes away Finley’s attention! He can’t be counted on if he’s busy mooning over the new girl.

Mick comes up with a brilliant plan to get her kicked out of school and, at first, things look like they’re going to work out perfectly. But Savannah isn’t one to take an attack and leave peacefully. She likes it here in Beachwood and she plans on retaliating, without mercy. If Mick can’t swallow his pride, killer robots are on the loose and the town might be destroyed for good this time.

Mick Bogerman is back and my kids couldn’t be happier. I have two boys, ages 6 and 7 now, and they can’t get enough of the Bogerman boys. The book is written in a style that my oldest can easily read and comprehend. My youngest is in kindergarten, just learning to read, and he can grasp the majority of it. Either way, nothing stopped him from pairing up with his brother and, like Mick and Finley, having yet another crazy adventure. Who wouldn’t when killer robots are on the loose?

How to Destroy the New Girl’s Killer Robot Army is the third story in the Slug Pie collection but these books almost work better as stand alones. The characters make brief comments that may or may not reference previous adventures, but you don’t have to read them all or read them in any particular order to enjoy them. The author and main character are one and the same, bringing the readers along on the adventure in a family friendly manner. It’s clean, it’s cute, it’s a good read for young boys, but I think girls can enjoy the series just as much. Who said girls can’t kick some robot butt alongside their classmates?

I love the Slug Pie collection and can’t wait for the next installation. It’s a great way to introduce my kids to the same love of books that I have enjoyed throughout my entire life.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Jessa lives in Utah with her husband, two kids, two small chihuahuas, and a cat called Number One Boots Kitten. She balances her work as a website admin with her hobbies of watching anime and playing video games.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Slug Pie Stories, LLC. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.