Book Title: Glork Patrol Takes a Bath

Book Description: The story starts off with everyone standing in front of a giant view screen, talking to someone named “Glorkian Super Grandma!”. Two characters, one named Baby Gonk, and the other a snake like creature, are looking at the view screen when Baby Gonk asks for candy for breakfast. To which Super Grandma gives her blessing, against the wishes of Glorkian Warrior, who appears to be the parental figure. Glorkian Warrior then asks for candy for breakfast from Glorkian Grandma, who says no. Stating that she has a big boy mission for him. After Glorkian Warrior gets ready Glorkian Grandma tells Glorkian Warrior to go on patrol, much to the annoyance of Glorkian Warrior.

Book Author: James Kochalka

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Top Shelf Productions

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Illustrator: James Kochalka

  • Story
    (2.8)
  • Interior Art
    (3)
  • Cover Art
    (3)
  • Dialogue
    (2.8)
  • Mechanics
    (3)
  • Editing
    (3)
2.9

Summary

The story is intended for pre-K to maybe 1st grade.  With that in mind, I think the story has potential, unfortunately I didn’t have enough to review as it relates to the title. As I read the story the first thing that I noticed was the child asking the grandma for candy, and getting it against the wishes of the “dad”, but then the dad in turn asking for candy and being told no, only to be sent on a special mission and have the dad character essentially whine.

As a parent reading this book I find this disconcerting, because it teaches the reader that they just have to ask the grandparents for what they want and get it.  But then having the dad character then ask for the same thing and be denied is not really a great example for impressionable children honestly.

The cover and interior artwork for the age level for which I believe this book series is intended is great.  It shows everything that the children need to see and keeps it simple.  For a child’s book this is important, as it allows them to process the story and possibly learn what the story has to offer.  

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