Red and Rover: Fun’s Never Over
By Brian Basset
Age Range: 10 and up
Publication Date: June 7, 2022
A charming new comic collection, just right for middle grade readers, about the love and friendship between a boy and his dog! Based on the award-winning comic strip by Brian Basset.
Follow the adventures of 10-year-old Red, a boy who dreams of going to space and loves baseball, and his dog Rover, a loyal friend and chaser of squirrels. Whether flying through space, bouncing on the moon, fishing, waiting for Popsicle Pete, or delivering the paper, these two friends do everything together.
About the Author
A former editorial cartoonist for the Seattle Times, Red and Rover creator Brian Basset is also the cartoonist behind the strip Adam@Home. Brian grew up in McLean, Virginia, and is an alum of Ohio State University. He has received numerous awards for his comics, including the 2012 Reuben Award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip for Red and Rover. In February 2005, an exhibition of Basset’s Red and Rover space-themed strips was held at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. And in July of that year, an original drawing Basset had done for NASA celebrating the “Return to Flight” was carried aboard STS-114 Discovery. In addition to cartooning, Brian is also involved in animal shelter charity work. He draws from his home-based studio outside of Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his wife, golden doodle Astro, and cats Atlas and Mokie.
want more reading activities for kids?
Sign up to receive email updates from AMP Kids