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This laugh-out-loud, visually groundbreaking read launches a major new series by children's literature legend Jon Scieszka. Featuring full-color illustrations throughout, a spectacular gatefold, plus how-to-draw pages in the back, it's an outer space adventure that demonstrates a giant leap for bookmaking and a giant leap for any kid looking for their next go-to series. AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug are animals that have been hybridized to find other planets for humans to live on once we've ruined Earth. So off they rocket to the Plant Planet! Will that planet support human life? Or do Plant Planet's inhabitants have a more sinister plan? AstroNuts Mission One is a can't-put-it-down page-turner for reluctant readers and fans ready to blast past Wimpy Kid.
About the Author
Jon Scieszka is best known for his bestselling picture books, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! and The Stinky Cheese Man. He is also the founder of guysread.com and a champion force behind guyslisten.com, and was the first National Ambassador of Young People's Literature. He lives in Brooklyn.
Steven Weinberg writes and illustrates kids' books about dinosaurs, roller coasters, beards, and chainsaws. He lives in the Catskills in New York.
"A must-have . . . A winning mix of fun and fact-readers will be eager for the next mission." — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"This first in a new sci–fi series checks key boxes: it is funny, full of nonstop action, and jammed with plenty of science factoids."—School Library Journal,/b>
"This book is packed with absurdity, misadventure, and science . . . with wit and kid appeal guarantees that this will be a popular choice." — Booklist
"Fun and silly with a heart of science! Give this to your curious readers." —Jennifer L. Holm,New York Times-bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish and the Babymouse series
"AstroNuts is the perfect mix of goofy characters, hard science, and farts. An absolute delight!" —Gene Luen Yang, Ambassador for Young People's Literature and winner of the Printz Award for American Born Chinese
"The end of humankind is upon us, and who do we send to save us?!? Certainly not a human! Wickedly funny, a story about climate change that doesn't come off as preachy. Kids will love this, and adults would be better off reading it too." —LeUyen Pham, illustrator of the Princess in Black series
"Jon Scieszka, the groundbreaking storyteller and master of wit, brings us a smart and hilariousadventure. AstroNuts doesn't just break new ground-it breaks outer space! Brilliant." —Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series