Author: Jon Scieszka
Illustrator: Steven Weinberg
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Mission One: The Plant Planet
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.
Mission Two: The Water Planet
Blast off with AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug as they go on their second mission to find a new home for the people of Earth. When they splashland on the Water Planet, the Astronuts discover a wet world that looks like it might just fit the bill. And best of all, the clam population living there seems more than willing to swap planets. But why are they so eager? Could they be hiding a dangerous secret? It all feels “too-good-to-be-true.” The Astronuts will have to dive deep into this watery world if they want to get to the bottom of it. Your young readers will roar with delight at the Astronuts’ goofy adventures even as they discover the underlying environmental messages of conservation and climate change. Ages 7-9. 228pp.