Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Battling Bots

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Deas, Mike
By (author): O'Donnell, Liam
Series: Tank & Fizz
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
Audience: young adult
Awards: Silver Birch Express Award (2017) Short-listed
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens (2016) Commended
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: February 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50in x 5.50in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*For monster sleuths Tank and Fizz, proving fourth-grade bully Rizzo Rawlins is planning to cheat in the upcoming Battle Bot Cup should be a piece of cake. But cake crumbles fast, and the case soon leads the detectives to a mysterious hacker known only as the Codex, who threatens all of Rockfall Mountain with a very dark fate. With the help of their wizard-in-training partner, Aleetha, Tank and Fizz leap into action, dodging deadly battle bots and sinister spellbooks in a race to stop the return of a very angry ancient demon.

Fans of the first book, Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede, will blow their circuits with this gadget- and magic-filled robot mystery. For more information about the series, visit ...
From The Publisher*In this illustrated middle-grade novel and second book in the Tank & Fizz series, a goblin detective and a technology-tinkering troll must dodge battle bots and spellbooks to prevent the return of an ancient demon.
From The Publisher*For monster sleuths Tank and Fizz, proving fourthgrade bully Rizzo Rawlins is planning to cheat in the upcoming Battle Bot Cup should be a piece of cake. But cake crumbles fast, and the case soon leads the detectives to a mysterious hacker known only as the Codex, who threatens all of Rockfall Mountain with a very dark fate. With the help of their wizardintraining partner, Aleetha, Tank and Fizz leap into action, dodging deadly battle bots and sinister spellbooks in a race to stop the return of a very angry ancient demon.
Review Quote*"What can a trio of fourth-graders do, opposed by corrupt officials, a bully with a pair of hulking hench-ogres, and a local business tycoon with-as it turns out-a high-tech hand-held demon controller? Well, plenty, though not without a few missteps, help from a surprising temporary ally, and lots of climactic bot-smashing. In a slick mix of narrative blocks and panels of nonscary monsters delivering punch lines in dialogue balloons, the exploit careens along to a triumphant close. High-energy high jinks in a multicultural, or at least multispecies, setting."
Review Quote*"The book seamlessly moves from text to illustrated panels...The pace is swift...[readers] will careen along as gleefully as Tank and Fizz themselves, rejoicing when all ends well...A perfect mix of monstrous and silly."
Review Quote*"This book provides lots of excitement and is an easy read...Readers will enjoy the graphics and the exciting pace of the story...Recommended."
Review Quote*"The world of goblins, trolls and other monsters has many similarities to our world and the concept of allegory is beautifully depicted."