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Andrew Lost On the Dog (Andrew Lost #1)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  224 ratings  ·  34 reviews
When Andrew’s latest invention, the Atom Sucker, goes haywire, Andrew and Judy are shrunk down to microscopic level! Andrew and Judy find themselves lost on their neighbor’s dog, where they encounter everything from colossal fleas to crab-like eyelash mites. Now they have to find their way back to the Atom Sucker and get unshrunk before it’s too late!

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ebook, 96 pages
Published July 16th 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published May 2002)
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My six year old science loving son absolutely devours these books. He likes to read but often chooses to play instead...these books have changed that! He is fascinated and delighted by them! I love seeing him with his nose in a book!
Dominique Woodbridge
This book was very interesting. It would be a great book for transitional readers who are interested in dogs, technology and adventure. This book would be used for independent reading. Students in third or fourth grade would love this book because it holds the readers attention and it is nonfiction. There are not pictures on every page, and the sentence length is about six to eight words. The words should be familiar to students in third or fourth grade. The font size is smaller than beginning r ...more
Lara Ivey
Andrew Dubble is a ten-year old inquisitive boy who loves to invent things. He has just finished creating the Atom Sucker when things go terribly wrong. He and Judy, his 13 year-old-cousin, end up being shrunk and the adventure begins. The neighbor, Mrs. Scuttle, has a dog named Harley. The two kids end up on Harley and learn all about a dog’s smelling ability, sneezing speed, and even eyelash mites from THUDD. THUDD is The Handy Ultra-Digital Detective that comes in quite handy to Andrew and Ju ...more
This is a cute story similar to "Honey, I shrunk the Kids" movie. The main character is Andrew, a boy inventor. His sidekick is a pocket sized robot that his uncle game him. His partner in adventure is Judy, his cousin. Andrew takes his new invention, a machine that shrinks things outside and it accidentally is triggered shrinking Judy and Andrew who find themselves on Harley the dog. There are lots of scientific information about dogs throughout the story and at the end of the book in an append ...more
There are several things that are frustrating about this book!

1) A key character is a robot. The robot talks in weird fragments and mispronounces words. For example, Andrew became "Drewd" and Judy became "Oody." This is just so dumb and confusing. The robot is the one who tells Andrew and Judy interesting facts about science. "Dog roll in stinky stuff. Stinky stuff hide doggy smell."
While reading this book, I changed Thudd's words in to normal English.

2) The ending is REALLY bad because it is
Reminds me of Honey I Shrunk the Kids meets The Magic School Bus :)
In the first installment of this series, Andrew's newest invention, The Atom Sucker, goes haywire and shrinks him, his robot, and his friend Judy down to microscopic level. They get sniffed by the neighbor's dog and their epic adventure across the lawn begins. Full of interesting facts and a list of great resources to learn more!
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
I must admit...I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked this book. It was kind of fun. Andrew accidentally shrinks himself, his cousin, and his robot buddy to insect size and they end up on a neighbor's dog. The reader learns a ton about dogs and people (their senses, and information about skin). However, the book ends with a "to be continued". Really? A to be continued? Many early readers don't always have access to sequels...and this one ends on a "cliff-hanger" of sorts. What happens wi ...more
This is a good adventure/science fiction book for younger readers (7-9). It introduces lots of information about dogs and mites. The short chapters and illustrations will help less confident readers while the cute story will keep them focused and interested. It is also the beginning of a 16 book series which is a plus for reluctant readers or young readers who just can't find enough books to read! I highly recommend it.
This is not my favorite piece of science fiction, but it would work well as a beginning science fiction series. Andrew Lost shrinks his cousin and himself and must navigate the world as miniscule speck on his dog's nose. It's one of those series that doesn't wrap itself up at the conclusion of the first book, so the series has to be read in order. The annoying sidekick machine called THUDD spits out endless information to aid them, but he speaks a rudimentary caveman-like version of English that ...more
Andrea Dillon
Started reading this series with the kids (age 4 and 5). They really got into it but we all kinda got creeped out by the things we learned (follicle mites ewww...interesting but EWWW). Starting the second book soon!
Sep 28, 2014 Kellie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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The science concepts included in the very short texts is quite interesting and could help encourage non-fiction readers to read fiction.
Sweet's Family Bookshelves
My 7 year old giggled her way through this book. We learned a few things that even I didn't know. Eyelash mites for example. Look it up. Not while eating, though. (Lesson learned!) Cute and educational. Already picked up next book in the series for her.
Mitran Kumar
It's a very disgusting words in the book. I didn't like it much.
Julie Harris
This rating is from my daughter (she read it at school).
This is a paperback series book that is geared to first and second graders. It is about a young boy named Andrew who loves to invent things. In this book he invented an amazing shrinking machine. Andrew and his cousin Judy find themselves shrunk to the size of specks when his machine accidentally goes wild. They actually land on the neighbor’s dog and Andrew’s pocket robot, Thudd, who is like a walking encyclopedia, fills us in on all kinds of fun science facts about dogs. A very cute series and ...more
Andrew's latest invention is an Atom Crusher that basically takes the empty space out of atoms and, in doing so, shrinks things. Of course he and his sister and his pocket computer, THUD, wound up shrunk and in the nose of the neighbor's dog. The book teaches science concepts in a fictional story format. In this one we learn all about hair folicals, skin flacks, dust mites and other types of microscopic skin things. It's cute and might be a nice break for Magic Treehouse readers.
Sorry for those of you who don't care about kids books but I am always looking for something good that both of my boys will like and understand and hold their attention. They seemed to really like this book. It had a lot of pics which was good for Rylan and was easy for them both to understand. It had little science facts throughout that Brycen really liked. The only downside is that it ended to be continued so I think that the books have to be read in order.
Kate Hastings
Grades K-3. RL 500. A friend recommended this series for my son who is a picky reader. This has all the gross of captain underpants and all the education of magic tree house. I love the science facts that are tucked into this really hilarious story of a boy, his friend, and a robot that are accidentally shrunk down to the size of something smaller than a pencil point.
Part of "Andrew Lost" series. When ten-year-old Andrew invents a shrinking machine, he does not expect to be sucked into the machine along with his cousin Judy, only to end up in a dog's nose.

Similar to Captain Underpants with gross humor. Reminds me of Magic Tree House Human Body, but without the "in your face" educational facts.

Rachel Graft
My son and I found this book at the local bookstore in town in the kids section. Ryan enjoyed his first novel.

Book 1 On The Dog is very interesting and THUDD is pretty cute - Ryan likes how he speaks - MEEP!!!

on to Book 2 In The Bathroom - we need to find out how Andrew (Drewd) & Oody (Judy) Unshrink themselves.
I've been reading this series with my boys, and they LOVE these books. Part adventure, part science, these books have been so engaging for my boys. They read each one, then want me to read it out loud to them at night. So if you've got young boys, you might want to give this series a try.
Indah W
Ini buku sebenernya bagus and seruu.. cuman part yang ngeselinnya itu adalah karena pas lagi seru2nyaa.. BERSAMBUNG KE BUKU SELANJUTNYA!! **!!

Oh iya, btw.. mantapsnya buku ini adalah karenaa.. secara ngga nyadar jadi belajar ilmu anatomi tubuh anjing :p
Kind of lame that this book has no sort of resolution. You have to read the second book - and, as it turns out, the third and fourth book - to find out what happens to the protagonists. Get this at the library, don't pay for such a blatant trick.
Great science book for little kids. This is my second time through the series, and this time my 5yo is reading them out loud to me. He loves the characters, he loves the messes they get into, and can't wait to finish the series.
Note to Bonny--this is another fun series for the adventures! This is science based--each book deals with a kid learning lots about science through his random experiments. I remember this one having lots of (gross)nose related info.
Jan 03, 2013 Trace marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I think my 6yo science-y kid would get a kick out of this series once he finishes the Magic Schoolbus books.... or if anyone has any other early reader suggestions for science-y kids, I'm all ears...
Fun book. I did enjoy this one. But the story is left undone! Now I HAVE to read the next one! I think Annabelle enjoyed it too, but I don't know for sure! I'll have to ask her sometime.
A decent read-aloud. My kids love Thudd. A few science facts that they glean. And - apologies to the writer - I can kinda read it on auto-pilot.
Although this series is non-fiction, there are tons of great science facts. Very funny and enjoyable for my 4&8 year olds.
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