The True Meaning of Smekday – Adam Rex
|Australian Pub.:||October 2013|
|Subject:||Children’s and Young Adult|
Smek for President – Adam Rex
|Australian Pub.:||January 2015|
Allen & Unwin Australia
Many readers will have enjoyed the very funny film trailer for ‘Home’ over the Christmas break and some will be familiar with the book on which it was based The True Meaning of Smekday. Now a sequel, Smek for President, once again takes readers along for a ride that is packed with hilarity, quirkiness and extraordinary adventures.
J.Lo that odd bumbling and rather endearing alien is determined to clear his name with his race, the Boovs. As usual his plans are thrown into disarray and Captain Smek, the supreme HighBoov sees the capture of J.Lo as the perfect strategy to regain his waning control and power. Luckily, J.Lo’s best buddy Tip is not the sort of girl to abandon a friend in dire need.
Rex’ ability to combine SciFi and Adventure into brilliant comic stories is very impressive. The stories roll along with a fast pace and even unravelling the intricacies of Boovishly spoken English is uncomplicated for the reader.
For readers who are looking forward to the film these may be a great ‘hook’ into reading – simply for the pure fun of it.
Highly recommended for readers of around 10 and up.
Visit Adam’s website here.