Rockstar Book Tours: Interview & Giveaway ~ Awesome Dog 5000 VS. The Kitty-Cat Cyber Squad (Justin Dean) ~ (US Only)

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YABC is thrilled to be hosting a spot on the AWESOME DOG 5000 VS. THE KITTY-CAT CYBER SQUAD by Justin Dean Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

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About the Book:

Title: AWESOME DOG 5000 VS. THE KITTY-CAT CYBER SQUAD (Awesome Dog 5000 #3)

Author: Justin Dean

Pub. Date: May 4, 2021

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 224

Find it:GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

Heads up, DOG MAN lovers! Watch out, readers of BAD GUYS! Robotic dog AWESOME DOG 5000 is back in another action-packed adventure with some upgrades. . .just in time to battle a new supervillain!

Time to level up the awesomeness! Ever since discovering Awesome Dog 5000, life for gamers Marty, Ralph, and Skyler has been one epic adventure! But Awesome Dog's spectacular hero work has made front page news -- and Mayor Bossypants is not happy about it. The mayor makes a plan to take down that robot dog. . . and anyone else who stands in his way. Which means Marty, Ralph, and Skyler are about to have a real-life Bossypants battle!

Attention, readers! This is a wild action-comedy told through a mix of text and black-and-white illustrations, with a mystery to solve at the end. Can you handle the awesomeness?

Want to replay the first adventure? Check out the first book: Awesome Dog 5000!

 

 

Praise for the Awesome Dog Series:

"A silly sugar rush of a story."--Kirkus

PRAISE FOR AWESOME DOG 5000 (Book 1):

"An awesome ride! Go, dog, go!"--Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"This book will have kids barking for more adventures!" --Booki VivatNew York Times bestselling author of Frazzled

"Made for fans of the zany humor of Andy Griffiths and Dav Pilkey."--School Library Journal

"Amplifying silliness to new heights."--Kirkus --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

 

 

Grab Books 1 & 2!

Kidlit Interview Questions

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about your book and the characters?

Awesome Dog 5000 is about three best friends who love playing video games and hanging out with their newly discovered robot dog. The group, known as the Zeroes Club, find themselves having to save the city when numerous villains threaten Townville.

The Zeroes Club consists of Ralph, the boy genius who has a photographic memory to recall anything he reads. He has a heart of gold and is obsessed with rocks that look like Abraham Lincoln. Skyler is a fearless skateboard punk rocker who loves danger. Her bravery often gets her into trouble when she leaps into action without thinking about the consequences. Marty is the unofficial leader of the group. His favorite sport is basketball and is terrified of speaking in front of people. Marty may not be the smartest or strongest kid but he has the great ability to often outwit the supervillains with some clever thinking.

 

What are you working on now?

I’m currently on a quest writing about  a kid pirate and his skeleton buddy.

 

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

All the characters are based in some way around people or aspects of people that I’ve met.  Marty is a lot like me in that he’s the new kid in school. Ralph is a bit like my son who’s a genuine sweetheart and loves to tell me random trivia facts about everything from insects to the constitution.  Skyler is like my wife who rocked magenta pink hair back in the day and is always ready to go on an  adventure wherever it may lead.

 

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

I like to write for all the main characters, but my favorites are always the villains. The baddies in Awesome Dog are all these super over the top adults in a kid’s world so you can go wild writing ridiculous dialogue or making them do absurd things like cooking up stinky underwear potions or driving enormous monster trucks.

 

What is your favorite passages/scenes in your book?

My favorite scene in the new book is a bit of a spoiler so I don’t want to say too much and give it away, but a notorious character that was mentioned in a previous book shows up. The character puts things in motion that starts some big trouble for Awesome Dog.

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

I make sure to play a lot of video games and watch internet videos of dogs doing cool tricks on skateboards. I also read the chapters to my son as I write them to get a reaction from him. If he laughs I know the pages are working if he just says, “that’s funny.” I know they’re not really funny and he’s being nice. So I’ll go back and do a rewrite to make him laugh.

Lightning Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I’m currently reading Princess Bride. I always loved the movie but never had got around to reading the source material until now. It’s really wild and absurd and very in line with my sense of humor.

Instagram, Twitter or Facebook?

You can find me on IG @jddean5000 .

Favorite Superhero?

Spider-man all the way… but the Flash is pretty great too

Favorite TV show?

Ugh, this is a tough one. There are too many to name, but the most recent show I had fun watching was Wandavision. It became this Friday night event where my wife and I would watch and then talk for an hour afterwards about theories like we had our own podcast no one was listening to.

Sweet or Salty?

I lean toward salty but why can’t I have both? Peanut M&M’s are awesome.

Any Phobias?

Terrified of heights. Also twins wearing the same outfit. That’s just… the worst. Totally creeps me out.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Serotonin by Girl in Red is pretty earworrmy

2021 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Judging by the new trailer I’d say Shang-Chi looks pretty legit.  

About Justin Dean:

 

Justin Dean is an award-winning writer of television commercials who has led national campaigns for brands such as South Park, Conan, and the Olympics. Now he writes bizarro and funny books for kids, too. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids. Unfortunately, they don't have any robot pets (yet). Visit him at justinwritesbooks.com. You can also find him on YouTube under Awesome Draw 5000 and on Instagram @jddean5000.

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*Giveaway Details*

3 winners will win a finished copy of AWESOME DOG 5000 VS. THE KITTY-CAT CYBER SQUAD, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/3/2021

Jill Piscitello

Excerpt

5/3/2021

jillpiscitellobooks

Instagram Post

5/4/2021

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Interview

5/4/2021

BookHounds

Instagram Post

5/5/2021

YA Books Central

Interview

5/5/2021

@bookshelfmomma

Spotlight

5/6/2021

Little Red Reads

Spotlight

5/6/2021

Little Red Readz

Instagram Post

5/7/2021

Kait Plus Books

Review

5/7/2021

Kait Plus Books

Instagram Post

Week Two:

5/10/2021

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt

5/10/2021

Lady Hawkeye

Instagram Post

5/11/2021

She Just Loves Books

Review

5/11/2021

Nerdophiles

Review

5/12/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

5/12/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

5/12/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Instagram Post

5/13/2021

Two Chicks on Books

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5/13/2021

jaimerockstarbooktours

Instagram Post

5/14/2021

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5/14/2021

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Review

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