SPHDZ Book #1!

By Jon Scieszka; Francesco Sedita; Shane Prigmore (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416979517, 176pp.)

Publication Date: June 22, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
“Michael K is the new kid in the class, and he has been assigned to sit with Bob and Jennifer. But who are they really? It turns out that Earth is being invaded by aliens! Does Michael K want to be a SPHDZ? What about Agent Umber from AAA? And who is Major Fluffy? Will we all have to be SPHDZ to save the world? Using lots of graphic art, this story is fast paced, funny, and leaves you wanting more!”
-- Margaret Brennan Neville, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT


The perfect combination of the age old experience of holding and poring over a physical book with newest media technology that kids love!

Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn't hard enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren't kids at all. They are aliens. Real aliens who have invaded our planet in the form of school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to convince 3,140,001 kids to BE SPHDZ. But with a hamster as their leader, "kids" who talk like walking advertisements, and Michael K as their first convert, will the SPHDZ be able to keep their cover and pull off their assignment?

About the Author

Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown, including the New York Times bestselling Smash, Crash!, and the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of GuysRead.com, a literacy initiative for boys.

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