AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet
Author: Jon Scieszka
Illustrator: Steven Weinberg
In the not-so-distant-future when global warming has made Earth almost uninhabitable, four creatures must embark on a zany mission into space to find a new home. As AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug blast off, they know that they’re the Earth’s last hope. Their first stop is the plant planet. But while at first it seems like a nice place to live, the Astronuts quickly discover that the plants aren’t about to give up their world without a fight. Filled with quirky humor and bright, bold illustrations. Your young readers will laugh out loud at the Astronuts and their hijinks, even as they discover new facts about ecology and the science of plants. Ages 7-9. 212pp.