Meet the Marshmallow Martians: a group of curious aliens who can’t get enough of planet Earth! This hilarious, fast-paced graphic chapter book will tickle young readers’ funny bones!
In this adventure, the Martians--along with their space cat, space dog, and marshmallow robot assistant--learn about something called "show and smell." (Does that sound right? It sure doesn't smell right!) They go in search of Earth's smelliest smells to bring back to their home planet, Moop. Where will they find the best smells? An amusement park, of course!
This silly graphic chapter book, with its ensemble of lovable Martians, will have kids ages 5 to 8 laughing out loud while gaining confidence in reading. Graphic chapter books serve as a great bridge to graphic novels and longer chapter books.
This inaugural story in a pleasant graphic novel chapter book series by collaborators Kent and Hooson (the Glam Prix Racers series) chronicles the misadventures of teal Fuzz and yellow Snug, cylindrical, antennae-festooned inhabitants of the ringed marshmallow planet Moop. Long curious about Earth, Snug—the self-proclaimed "mayor of Curious-ville! Queen of Curious-town!"—accompanied by Fuzz, embarks on an exploratory trip there with their talking space cat and dog, and their robot assistant. When deciding which Earthly oddities would be most exciting to take back to show their friends and families, a computer glitch points them in the direction of the most wow-worthy Earth smells. Equipped with "high tech smell suckers," they land at an amusement park to capture "some of the SMELLIEST SMELLS," which include "shoe-stench" from footwear left outside a ball pit, onions from a food truck, human burps next to a bubbly drink stand, and skunk spray. Snippets of edutainment, such as an explanation of where burps originate, pepper this good-humored space adventure populated by protagonists whose bright-eyed eagerness and boundless, bouncing energy are reminiscent of SpongeBob Squarepants. For emerging readers looking for a little goofiness, it will pass the sniff test. Ages 5–8.