Monday, February 22, 2021

Now THOSE are Big Dogs!


TITLE: Mega-Dogs of New Kansas
AUTHOR: Dan Jolley and Jacques Khouri
PUBLISHER: Graphic Universe
PUBLISHING DATE: October 6, 2020
PAGES: 144
SOURCE: Library


The story of a girl and her dog--in space. 
Sienna Barlow loves nothing more than riding around New Kansas on top of her mega-dog, Gus. He's one of the massive pooches protecting the human settlers of a strange planet. In fact, Sienna connects better with Gus than with other kids. So when a visiting official threatens to shut down the mega-dog program, Sienna sneaks off with her best friend. After she, Gus, and a stowaway crash their escape ship, they discover a danger to every human in their community--and launch a wild plan to save New Kansas.

MY THOUGHTS: Sienna lives with her mother is space in an area known as New Kansas.  Her mother is a scientist and has created a new program to help everyone - the Mega Dogs.  Sienna loves helping with the pups and even has her own Mega-Dog, Gus.  However, when her actions are misunderstood by a new kid, the whole program and even Gus's life, is threatened by visiting officials because they are deemed dangerous.

This was a great graphic novel and I thoroughly adored it.  The artwork is a tad primitive but in my opinion, that works great for the story it tells.  It's told in primary earth tones which sets the mood for the new settlement. I also really liked Sienna.  She suffers from anxiety and has a hard time making friends which is just one of the reasons Gus is so important to her.  The overall plot teaches a few lessons along the way and I think it would be a great book for parents to read with their kids to open up various discussions.  

Overall, a fun read which would be perfect for the younger generation or anyone who just loves a tale featuring adorable and cute dogs.  



  1. I don't have hardly any experience with graphic novels. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  2. Dogs that big would be great for shopping purposes! I wouldn't need to walk!

  3. Cute! Who wouldn't want a Mega Dog?

    1. Sometimes I feel like I already have one!

  4. Thanks for the heads up. I'll add it to Goodreads! 🐾