Astronuts Mission One: The Plant Planet

By: Jon Scieszka

Illustrator: Steven Weinberg

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.



Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781452171197

JLG Release: Oct 2019


Series: Astronuts
Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Life on other planets , Extrasolar planets , Discovery and exploration , Astronauts , Genetic engineering , Adventure and adventurers , Humorous stories

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Here is a wacky tale, heavy with glossy pages of vibrant graphics, that will appeal to “Captain Underpants” and “Geronimo Stilton” devotees. Overrun with pollution, Earth’s atmosphere reaches uninhabitable levels, forcing NNASA (Not the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to deploy four mutated animal astronauts (misspelled in Here is a wacky tale, heavy with glossy pages of vibrant graphics, that will appeal to “Captain Underpants” and “Geronimo Stilton” devotees. Overrun with pollution, Earth’s atmosphere reaches uninhabitable levels, forcing NNASA (Not the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to deploy four mutated animal astronauts (misspelled in transmission as “AstroNuts”). The animals were superpowered with scientific talents to find an ideal planet for relocating humanity. AlphaWolf is the boss, deployed to find intelligent life; SmartHawk is tasked with inspecting the new planets’ climates and ecosystems; LaserShark must search for delicious food; and StinkBug seeks shelter. Readers will cheer for these (mostly) heroic and aptly named nuts as they haphazardly explore a seemingly perfect plant planet. 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.

Book Details

ISBN

9781452171197

First Release

October 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

6 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Page Count

220

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.4; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 650L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Chronicle

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Life on other planets, Extrasolar planets, Discovery and exploration, Astronauts, Genetic engineering, Adventure and adventurers, Humorous stories,

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