A few weeks ago, Caramel reviewed Glork Patrol and the Magic Robot by James Kochalka, which was a book the book bunnies received as a review copy. Caramel was quite intrigued by the strange space aliens that inhabited the pages of this quirky little book, and after some searching, was able to lay his paws on the first book about them. Today he is talking to Sprinkles about The Glorkian Warrior Delivers Pizza, published first in 2014. As usual Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, you finally got to read the very first book about the Glorkian Warrior.
Caramel: Yes, but I am rereading it now. Can we do this later?
S: No, not really.
C: Okay. What do you want to know?
S: Well, first off, tell me what is happening in this book.
C: The Glorkian Warrior and his SuperBackpack get a phone call. It is someone ordering a pizza. The SuperBackpack says it is wrong number, so forget it, but the Glorkian Warrior is kind of crazy, and maybe a bit dumb, too, and he thinks this is his call from Destiny and he should deliver the pizza anyway.
S: I see. That is a funny setup.
C: And that is just the beginning. The rest of the story is just as wacky.
S: Wacky in a good way?
C: Yep. Through the book, all kinds of weird things happen. They travel in space and time, and it is quite funny that the backpack is smarter than its owner.
S: I agree. That is funny!
S: So it seems like you really enjoyed reading this book.
C: Yes. It is really colorful and fun.
S: So are the Glorkian Warrior and the SuperBackpack the only two characters?
C: No. They meet a big pink giant along the way, but it turns out it was a baby in a giant suit. And that is actually Gonk from Glork Patrol and the Magic Robot. And they also see the Magic Robot.
S: That is cool! Okay, tell me more about the illustrations.
C: The illustrations are very colorful. The Glorkian Warrior and Gonk are both pink, so there is a lot of pink, but the background is blue and purple a lot. And also there is a weird alien that they rescue, and that is green.
S: So a few select and bold colors, right? Not much shading and so on?
C: Yes, that is true. The colors are not shaded. Everything is one whole color.
S: I think it makes the pictures look somewhat simpler but also maybe easier to read. You know I have a lot of difficulty with graphic novels, but this one seems like I could read it easily. The writing is also relatively large.
C: Yes, it is quite large. So maybe you can read it Sprinkles.
S: Hmm, should I? Is it not too childish for me?
C: Maybe but I think you will enjoy it because it is quite funny, and the Glorkian Warrior is sometimes pretty silly.
S: Okay, I will do that then.
C: Now I want to read more. But maybe we should look into the Glork Patrol books. The Glorkian Warrior seemed a bit smarter in Glork Patrol and the Magic Robot.
S: Hmm, maybe he grows more mature through these adventures.
C: Maybe. Who knows?
S: Okay, we will see what we can find. So let us wrap this up then. What would you like to tell our readers?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!