Monday, January 31, 2011
Spaceheadz is a new series by Jon Scieszka written with Francesco Sedita and illustrated by Shane Prigmore. I was fortunate enough to hear Mr. Scieszka talk about his new series at the Jan Paris Book Festival (Sam Houston State University) in Corpus Christi in November. This zany new interactive series will appeal to reluctant readers – upper elementary to middle school. Michael K.’s first day of school couldn’t have been stranger. He meets two odd kids, Jennifer and Bob, who are also new to the school. They and their pet hamster claim to be Spaceheadz, aliens from another planet. The only phrases they know are the ones they have watched from advertisements from television broadcasts that have reached their planet. They have selected Michael K. to help them save Earth, because of his commercial – “When I eat my Super Crunchies, I can do anything!”. Read Spaceheadz to find out if Michael K. will help the aliens or turn them into Agent Umber from the Anti-Alien Agency. Readers can become even more involved by following facebook, youtube, blogs, and tweets related to the characters in the book. Watch the video below for more information.