Rating: 4/5 Stars
Release Date: 6/22/2010
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About the Book:
The perfect combination of the age old experience of holding and pouring
over a physical book with newest media technology that kids love!
Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn't hard
enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren't kids
at all. They are aliens. Real aliens who have invaded our planet in the form
of school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to
convince 3,140,001 kids to BE SPHDZ. 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 pull off their
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I am a longtime Jon Szieszka fan, so I was excited to check out Spaceheadz. And this new series does not disappoint. There's plenty of the trademark humor that fans will expect and many laugh out loud moments.
The aliens in Spaceheadz have been feeding off the airwaves from Earth, meaning they think all of our commercials, jingles and ads are real. They use these slogans in everyday conversation which rarely make any sense and lead to very funny situations.
Agent Umber is the agency assigned from the anti-alien agency to track down the alien signal. But Agency Umber is so far down on the agent list, his phone is a pickle. He's pretty bumbling and he's slow to figure out what's going on, which I'm sure will leave readers laughing.
Spaceheadz also is an interactive series, with websites mentioned in the book being online and ready for readers to explore. There are also tons of illustrations that fill the pages, so there are lots of great hooks to pull in even the most reluctant reader. Fans of The Time Warp Trio series will love it. The humor is perfect for tweens and parents and would make a great read aloud or a read alone. Give this one to the hard to please tween and they'll be sure to enjoy it.
Check out the websites to go with the book:
help stop the Earth from being turned off.
the government is doing to protect the Earth from the alien menace.
Michael K.'s fifth-grade class website.
Full Disclosure: Reviewed from final copy sent by Big Honcho Media for tour