SPHDZ 4 Life!

SPHDZ 4 Life!

By Jon Scieszka; Casey Scieszka; Steven Weinberg

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416979579, 181pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013


Don’t miss the stunning, riveting, hilarious, and 100% fresh conclusion to the interactive Spaceheadz saga!

The SPHDZ accomplished their goal of recruiting 3.14 million and one SPHDZ. But the brainwave has been stolen by the chief of the Anti Alien Agency, and it’s up to Michael K., the SPHDZ, and their allies to get it back.

With three potential Chief sightings, the team is spread around the world, leaving Michael K., Venus, TJ, and the SPHDZ to hold down the fort and finish fifth grade. But with a mysterious new principal and graduation fast approaching, will they be able to find the missing brainwave before the Chief uses it to destroy a planet?

About the Author
Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family. For more great books, more great facts, and more about your favorite authors, head over to www.guysread.com. You'll be glad you did.

Steven Weinberg is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments at the University of Texas, Austin. His research has covered a broad range of topics in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics and cosmology and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science and the Heinemann Prize in Mathematical Physics. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Britain's Royal Society and other academies in the US and abroad. The American Philosophical Society awarded him the Benjamin Franklin medal, with a citation that said he is 'considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today'. His books for physicists include Gravitation and Cosmology, the three-volume work The Quantum Theory of Fields, and most recently, Cosmology. Educated at Cornell University, the University of Copenhagen and Princeton University, he also holds honorary degrees from sixteen other universities. He taught at Columbia University, the University of California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University where he was Higgins Professor of Physics before moving to Texas in 1982.

Praise For SPHDZ 4 Life!

"The madcap conclusion to Scieszka and Prigmore’s delusionally frenetic and fantastically silly series will delight SPHDZ across the land...and they will be SPHDZ (and readers) for life.

"Secret codes…science and math tidbits…hamster-translation websites…and the odd flying whale. ULTRA FRESH!"

* “Artwork and text have rarely worked so well together…. Hysterical, sneakily instructive fun. You will be SPHDZ!”

* “Science-fiction fans with a taste for off the-wall humor will be eager to join the SPHDZ movement.”

“Spaceheadz...uses the Internet in the most straightforward—but also the most entertaining—way.”

“CLINICALLY PROVEN entertainment for fans old and new!”

“Lots of humor leads this multiplatform effort with links to Web sites that are sure to expand the series’ fan base.”

“Fans will be in heaven, especially at the certainty of further installments.”

"With plenty of twists, lots of well-timed comic noises, and even a hilarious section narrated by

Major Fluffy, this is sure to delight fans, while recruiting new ones. Another laugh factory between covers."

* “Artwork and text have rarely worked so well together…. Hysterical, sneakily instructive fun. You will be SPHDZ!”