Bursting with more cakes than your local bakery, this zany journey into space is a flight well worth taking.
Astra and her family are travelling to their new home on the planet Nova Mundi when their spaceship is attacked. The Poglites are on the hunt for treasure and the Nom-O-Tron 9000 is churning out killer cupcakes, ferocious Florentines, ravenous Rice Krispie slices, sinister Swiss rolls, beastly Battenburgs and awful apple turnovers. If the Poglites don’t destroy the spaceship then the baked treats will. Can Astra and her new robot best-friend Pilbeam save the spaceship and everyone on board…
A one-hundred-and-ninety-nine year journey to a far off planet, sleeping adults, out of control man-eating cakes, aliens obsessed with collecting spoons and a heroine determined to put a stop to all the chaos. Yes, these are the ingredients for a recipe for madness in the far out reaches of space and what a fun time it is.
Dynamic duo Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntrye combine to deliver a story that is brilliantly wacky, unbelievably imaginative and loaded with humour. If you asked the Nom-O-Tron 9000 to turn out the most perfectly exciting bonkers science-fiction adventure then it might churn out something like this…eventually. Reeve’s story and McIntyre’s illustrations will have readers racing through the pages in search of the next encounter with a killer cake, the Poglites and the Nameless Horror.
Enjoying a cupcake whilst reading is recommended as long as it has no intentions of trying to eat you!
Recommended for 7+.
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