Max and Oscar are given a pet ID microchip to identify. A rice-sized electronic device, Max has never seen anything quite like it. Using an ancient library book scanner, he obtains a reading from it. It's a mysterious code, with the Bluggsville City logo beside it. Max and Oscar uncover the identity of the dog it was assigned to and are determined to find out why the chip was never implanted. Oscar, smitten by the dog in the photo, is especially eager. When their hunt lands them at a pound for robo-dogs, they resolve to set the dogs free. Little do they know the chip is transmitting their location details to forces that threaten their own freedom.
About the Author: Cameron Macintosh was born in Melbourne, Australia, and has
lived there ever since. He studied Psychology and Italian at Melbourne
University, and Professional Writing at Royal Melbourne Institute
of Technology. Since then, he has written more than 80 books for
children and edited hundreds of others. In the few minutes per week
that he isn’t wrestling with words on the laptop, he loves singing, playing the guitar, and reading music biographies.
About the Illustrator: Dave Atze is a professional fun-haver and Illustrator of all things cute
and cuddly. Commonly found sketching up a storm with his trusty
K9 by his side, Dave has worked in cartoons, comics, games, toys,
advertising and children’s books. Dave has illustrated several children’s
picture books with award-winning authors.