Mungo and the Spiders from Spaceby Timothy Knapman, Adam Stower (Illustrator)
3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Blast off! Mungo is set for the space adventure of a lifetime, until he fi nds the final pages of his new comic book have been - noooo! - ripped out. Even more alarming, Mungo has been pulled in! Into the book, that is. Can this pajama-clad boy defeat the evil Dr. Frankenstinker? Can he stand his ground against a gnashing,/i>/i>
3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Blast off! Mungo is set for the space adventure of a lifetime, until he fi nds the final pages of his new comic book have been - noooo! - ripped out. Even more alarming, Mungo has been pulled in! Into the book, that is. Can this pajama-clad boy defeat the evil Dr. Frankenstinker? Can he stand his ground against a gnashing, slashing Gobblebeast? Can he outsmart an entire robot spider army?
The perils are many, the laughs are many more, and the illustrations are - oh, heck, it's true - out of this world! Here's a pitch-perfect space romp for every aspiring astronaut, or anyone who loves a Gobblebeast run amok.
Mungo's interest in space is obvious from the opening scene of his bedroom and its decor. At bedtime, he is given a tattered comic book called Galacticus and Gizmo Save the Universe! As the child and his mother read it together, they find that the last page has been ripped out. When he asks his mom, "What happens next?" her reply of "Why don't you make up an ending?" has the young hero becoming part of the space adventure. He rescues Captain Galacticus and recovers the story's last page through a series of encounters with alien monsters. The brightly colored comic-style illustrations will appeal to young fans looking for action and adventure. The over-the-top descriptions of the battle are filled with made-up words sure to tickle listeners' funny bones, as when evil Dr. Frankenstinker is "poinked" in the bottom. This action-packed book will find a following among fans of Mini Grey's "Traction Man" series (Knopf).-Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.10(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Timothy Knapman lives in England.
Adam Stower lives in Brighton, England.
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I was a substitute teacher - now home daycare provider. I have read this story to kids from ages 3-13. They all love the story! It is a blast to read and the pictures are wonderful. Story is funny and everyone always wants to read it again!
Our six year old grandson spends lots of time looking at the illustrations and reading the book. He absolutely loves it. Each page is filled with complex illustrations, and he reads the book frequently.