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Out of Remote Control

by (author) Ada Hopper

illustrated by Graham Ross

Publisher
Little Simon
Initial publish date
Nov 2017
Category
General, Chapter Books, Science Fiction
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781481491914
    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
    List Price
    $7.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781481491921
    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
    List Price
    $22.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781481491938
    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
    List Price
    $5.99 USD

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
  • Reading age: 5 to 9

Description

In this seventh DATA Set adventure, the kids fast-forward and rewind time with an all-controlling TV remote!

Dr. Bunsen has built an all-controlling TV remote that the DATA Set use to fast-forward and rewind through real time. But things get out of remote control when they accidently change the channel! Now the kids must hop back and forth from train-robbing, Wild West cowboys to hungry underwater sharks to evil space aliens until they get back to their own reality show. Can the DATA Set find a way to reset time before the universe is broken forever?
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The DATA Set chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

About the authors

Ada Hopper has been extremely inventive ever since she was little. There was nothing that a rubber band and some tweezers couldn’t fix, no question that couldn’t be answered by scouring the library, and no way she wasn’t escaping over that back yard fence! Ada loves reading and writing because of all the fantastical worlds a good book can bring you to. When not working, Ada enjoys karaoke, spending time with her family, and going on the occasional adventure or two.

Ada Hopper's profile page

Look! Look what I've done!! The words of an eight year old as he holds up the drawing of a vibrant red fire engine. Oh Graham, that's wonderful.

Really? Oh this is good. You draw a picture and you get a reaction. I could get into this! And so it began. The seed was planted, further watered by bedtime rituals of propping pillows up against his bedroom wall getting into bed to get lost in a family member's reading of The Wind in the Willows.

An unintended lesson learned through those readings that our intrepid illustrator still calls upon in his illustration work is that the viewer will take different things from the illustration and he will add elements to the illustration that may go over some heads, but others will catch them and smile. There's always something to look at.

A graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Graham thought he would stick around the big smoke and in addition to his work as a designer at Canadian publisher McClelland & Stewart, he would also cultivate his Flock of Seagulls hair style and work on his dance floor moves. But alas soon follicles started to recede and shoulder pads deflated, so Graham moved back to his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario to contemplate his next career move.

It was in Ottawa that Graham began his freelance illustration and graphic design career. A career that has spawned illustrations for such publishers as Orca Book Publishers, Scholastic Canada, and Meadowside Books of the United Kingdom, as well as numerous Canadian government agencies and private design firms.

He lives in Merrickville, Ontario with a circus star family: his juggling wife, a helldriver daughter, a canine cannonball, and a fire breathing cat.

Graham Ross' profile page

Excerpt: Out of Remote Control (by (author) Ada Hopper; illustrated by Graham Ross)

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