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The water planet / by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Steven Weinberg.

Scieszka, Jon, (author.). Weinberg, Steven, 1984- (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452171203 :
  • ISBN: 1452171203 :
  • Physical Description: 219 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
On their second mission to find another habitable planet, the four mutant animals, LaserShark, AstroWolf, SmartHawk, and StinkBug, splash land on the Water Planet, run by some suspiciously friendly clams, who are very eager to swap planets--and if the AstroNuts can stop arguing among themselves they may find out why before it is too late.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-9. Chronicle Books.
Grades 2-3. Chronicle Books.
Subject: Life on other planets > Fiction.
Extrasolar planets > Fiction.
Astronauts > Fiction.
Genetic engineering > Fiction.
Pollution > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Humorous stories.
Science fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Kirkus Review for ISBN Number 9781452171203
AstroNuts Mission Two: the Water Planet
AstroNuts Mission Two: the Water Planet
by Scieszka, Jon; Weinberg, Steven (Illustrator)
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Kirkus Review

AstroNuts Mission Two: the Water Planet

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The lovable aerospace animal assemblage returns in search of another hospitable planet for Earth's inhabitants. After striking out in their first mission (AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet, 2019), the four agents of NNASA--LaserShark, StinkBug, SmartHawk, and AlphaWolf--are back to investigate another potential planet for Earth's residents, this time with modifications that give each one a special power. Their ship, built from Thomas Jefferson's nose from Mount Rushmore, rockets them to the Water Planet, where they meet its president, P.T. Clam. Brimming with hyperbole and effusive praise, P.T. bombastically extols his home planet and offers the AstroNuts to swap the Water Planet for Earth, promising to filter Earth's polluted waters. Noticing the others' reticence, P.T. quietly offers Mission Leader AlphaWolf a side deal appealing to his vanity. But soon, another clam named Susan B. Clamthony approaches LaserShark and sheds some light on P.T.'s true scheme. Narrated by Earth, this sophomore volume continues with all the same punchy puns and visual panache as its predecessor. Scieszka skillfully weaves in facts about climate change and environmental and social commentary into his jet-propelled zaniness, bringing a subtle undercurrent of relevance into a seemingly goofy tale. With its now-familiar collages utilizing a dazzling psychedelic array of color, the series will delight fans, although this volume is a fine jumping-in point for new readers as well. A high energy follow-up proving silly can still be smart. (Graphic science fiction hybrid. 8-12) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


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