Dec 30, 2010

Review - The Adventures of Ook and Gluk

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future by Dav Pilkey, George Beard, Harold Hutchins
Published August 10th 2010 by Scholastic, Inc. 

From the Publisher:
When Ook, Gluk, and their little dinosaur pal, “Lily” are pulled through a time portal to the year 2222 AD, they discover that the world of the future is even worse than the one they came from.
Fortunately, they find a friend in Master Wong, a Martial Arts instructor. Master Wong trains the two cave boys in the ways of Kung Fu, so that they may one day return to the past and save their village. But when their moment of destiny arrives, will Ook & Gluk have the strength and wisdom to defeat killer robots, mecha-dinosaurs, and time-traveling terrorists?

Review from my 12-year-old:
Ook and Gluk have an enemy named Chief Gopper Nopper. Ook and Gluk got the Chief fired from his Chief job. Chief tries to take revenge after he finds his great-grandson from the future - 2222 AD - chopping down trees. His grandson made a time machine to back in time to get the resources from the past to use in the future. They use these resources for fuel and energy. The Chief and his grandson enslaved the town where Ook and Gluk are from. Ook and Gluk escape with a dinosaur named Lily. Lily, has a mother who is still enslaved by the Chief. While on the run, the three meet a karate teacher. Master Wong helps them hide and for seven years he teaches the three to fight. The Lily, Ook, and Gluk set off on an expedition to defeat Chief and his grandson. 

I liked the illustrations. It was good how he thought of how cavemen really don't use grammar so he didn't spell the words right. There was a lot of action and it was really funny. It was cool when it showed how Ook and Gluk got older. 

4 out of 5 stars

My daughter read this in one sitting and I appreciate her writing the review for me! She loves Dav Pilkey and has read just about everything he has written. 

Happy Reading!