By Thacher Hurd
Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805091007, 233pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
Jason has a pretty normal life: he lives with his mom, he goes to school, he does his homework. But when he meets a short, bluish alien named Sam, his life begins to seem much less normal and a lot more...well, alien. Sam takes Jason bongo fishing in space, and a whole new world opens up.
But when Jason's cat, Sputnik, disappears, things start to get a little weird. Interstellar travel isn't just fun and games, after all Is the evil Dr. Zimburger involved? Or are there even more sinister forces at work?
"This is long in zaniness, and Sam and Edna are definitely keepers.”--Booklist
“Intriguing gadgets and amusing descriptions of alien technology add to the fun, as do the lively illustrations.”--School Library Journal