January 16th, 2013 by Karen
Being the new kid at school can be hard. But imagine your new school’s cafeteria only served Mystery Meat Casserole Surprise for lunch. Ew… What could possibly be worse?
Well, if you can believe it, in Spaceheadz, Michael K.’s experience as a new kid is even tougher. That’s because he’s befriended by three space aliens pretending to be two regular students and one pet hamster!
From the wacky, hilarious, and bald* head of beloved author Jon Scieszka (and “made extra strength” by Francesco Sedita) comes SPHDZ, a crazy and crazy-funny series about one kid and three clueless extra terrestrials who must get 3,140,001 Earth humans to sign up as SPHDZ (whatever those are) — or else the planet will be turned off.
Besides that seemingly impossible task, they also have to outsmart and outrun Agent Umber of the Anti-Alien Agency. Luckily, Agent Umber isn’t so great at his job — with entertaining results! (Ring ring ring! Pickle phone! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’d better read this book!)
So follow along with the adventures of this intergalactic group. In addition to all of the above, there are also hilarious illustrations by Shane Prigmore on almost every page! What are you waiting for? Isn’t it time you became a SPHDZ?
OR have you read the book already? Leave a comment with your thoughts or send in a full review! Just be careful and don’t let Agent Umber see!
If Karen were in the Anti-Alien Agency and could choose her own name, she’d be Agent Cobalt — short for Agent Cobalt Blue. It sounds cool, and blue is Karen’s favorite color! Plus did she mention it sounds cool?
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* No judgements here, just a fact.