New Humor Books
Reading Level: Grades 2-5
Astra and her family are migrating to Nova Mundi. The trip will take 199 years. But Astra won't see any scenery because all the humans will be put in a deep, deep frozen sleep until the ship reaches their new home. Everything WOULD have gone as planned if Astra hadn't slipped off to the dining hall and asked the Num-O-Tron to make a cake that "is so delicious it is scary." Astra doesn't get her cake because the Num-O-Tron is still computing when she is put in her pod. When she wakes up she discovers the ship is infested with giant, ferocious cupcakes. Worse Pibeam, a friendly robot, tells her there are still ninety-nine years left before anyone else wakes up. Can Astra evade the sharp toothed cupcakes long enough to save the ship??
Other books by Philip Reeve
If you liked this wacky science fiction tale try:
Can of Worms by Kathy Mackel
Archie Takes Flight by Wendy Mass
Space Rocks! by Tom O'Donnell and
Escape from Planet Yastol by Pamela Service
Reading Level: Ages 4 - 8
Is there anyone who hasn't done something that is so embarrassing that they don't want to face the witnesses? In this book the boy's horrible blunder was, "I. Called. My. Teacher. MOMMY!!!" The class and laughed and now he sees no alternative but to drop out of school. The illustrations are Jules Feiffer-like. There's a great one that shows the image of the boy's class as a marching band all shouting "Ha Ha" and wearing caps that say "MOMMY." In the end the boy learns a little about laughing off mistakes and laughing at others.
Meet illustrator Matthew Cordell at the library on January 9th.