August 14, 2012
How Dogs Really Work
by Alan Snow
Snow uses humorous diagrams to explain the dog's inner workings, which involve lots of gears, cogs, bolts, and switches. Adding further to the absurdity, these mechanics are operated by little dogs within the big one. Snow then offers insights into dog maintenance and communication in a fun spoof of dog-training manuals.
For all dog lovers.
Other mechanical animals abound in Chris Tougas' Mechanimals. In this fanciful tale, a farmer makes do after a tornado sweeps away all his animals. Deciding to turn disaster into a masterpiece, he creates a rooster-bot loud enough to wake people up in China. He then makes other bots to help run the farm. The chick-bots are especially cute.