Monday, 21 May 2012
Review: Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
Released: August 4th, 2011
Michael K has just started at his new school, but as if his very first day wasn't going to be hard enough, he's been forced to make friends with the two other new kids who are really weird. But, as Michael K soon finds out, Bob and Jennifer are not actually weird kids, they're aliens! Real aliens who have invaded our planet with one very important mission to complete: to convince 3,400,001 kids to BE SPHDZ too, or the Earth gets turned off! But with a hamster as their leader, "kids" who talk like walking advertisements and Michael K as their first convert, will the SPHDZ be able to keep their cover and complete their mission?
Spaceheadz is a mad little book, and just happens to be the first in a new series from the talented team that is Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita. It's funny and zany, has fantastic illustrations and includes a character called Major Fluffy. He's the leader of the aliens, and is a teeny tiny talking hamster. I want him and I want him NOW!
Spaceheadz chronicles Michael K's first day at his new school, and his chance meeting with aliens Bob and Jennifer. Their mission is to turn over 3 million kids into Spaceheadz and save the world from being turned off. It's a bit job to take on, which is why they need Michael K's help. He knows what all the world's odd groceries are, and he can explain the human way of life to the aliens. He's quite handy to have around really, and is also Bob and Jennifer's first successful Spaceheadz!
As well as hamster fun and alien invasions, Spaceheadz is also full of scientific facts, ranging from gravity and physics to single root systems. I'm 25 and even I learnt some new things, then I went straight online and registered on the interactive website mentioned inside. I'm now a Spaceheadz, and I have to say I'm rather proud of that. I wonder what my first mission will be?