Spaceheadz: SPHDZ Book #1 by Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita

This is a cute children’s book about a fifth grader named Michael K. He is the kid in a new school. (P.S. 858 – Room 501), new town (Brooklyn, New York) and it is the first day. In his class are two other new kids – Bob and Jennifer. and a talking hamster – Major Fluffy. Their teacher is Mrs. Halley. Michael K. thinks the new kids are weird and doesn’t want anything to do with them. Bob tells Michael K. they are spaceheadz from another planet. He tell Michael K. that he must become a SPHDG and save your world. This is really weird and what did he mean “save your world”? They need three point one four million (3.14M) Earth persons to become Spaceheadz or the Earth will be turned off.

Agent Umber is a special agent working for AAA. He receives a call on his AAA Pickle phone from his chief. There is a possible AEW (Alien Energy Wave) in his sector. The coordinates are D-7. – P.S. 858. He tells the chief he won’t let him down. Umber’s motto is to Protect and to Serve and to Always Look Up.

Bob and Jennifer has seen all the major Earth commercials and believes them all. They don’t use spaceships, but change channels – or adjustment of wave forms, They have seen Michel K’s eating Super Crunchies and believes he can do anything.

Recommend the book for children kindergarten through fifth grade, they will find the book funny, and intriguing. Their imagination will run wild as they read to see how Michael K. and Agent Umber will handle the problems associated with Bob and Jennifer. If they fall short of their goal – the Earth will be turned off.

Highly recommended.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.