24 August 2010

The True Meaning of Smekday - Adam Rex

When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas, Gratuity heads south to find her and meets an alien mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.

7 Sept 2010
My first thoughts about this book:
1. I can't wait to figure out the name "Gratuity"...
2. What is "Smekday"?
3. Can Adam Rex write a fiction book as well as he can write and illustrate a children's book? Because Psst! is one of my favorites!

What are you thinking about this title? Will it be one of the first books you read on the Children's Choice Award list? Why or why not?


mmorey said...

When I heard about this book I really wanted to read it because I love Adam Rex's poetry book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. Then I heard from several adults that they "hated" this book. Then I heard from my 12 year old son that he "loved" it! Now I really wanted to read it! So, what did I think? I really liked it! The heroine, Gratuity (otherwise known as Tip), meets up with a very funny alien named J Lo and they have many adventures together. I think kids will really like this book because Gratuity spends most of it without any parent looking after her--don't we all wonder what it would be like to take care of ourselves with no help from a grown-up? For me, J Lo made the book. He is an excellent and original character.

Anonymous said...

I read this book and it is really nice. You have to have a good imagination to fully understand what is happening, but it's a good book.