Thursday, February 13, 2014

REVIEW: Space Pirate Panic

Jake & Moon Granny:
Space Pirate Panic!
By: Jane Seymour
Illustrator: Alma Borrego Martinez

Genre: Children's, Sci-Fi, Aliens
Publication date: 10.23.2013
Pages: 74
Amazon link: Space Pirate Panic 

Date read: 2.12.2014
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: Help! Great Uncle Raymond and his pet fire newt, Flamer, have been kidnapped by the smelliest space pirates in the universe. It’s up to Jake and his granny to rescue them, with a little help along the way from some burping green aliens. But first they’ll need to make it through the spaceship-crunching meteor shower in one piece...

Will the contents of Moon Granny's favorite red handbag be enough to defeat Blackbeard and his beastly buccaneers? Or will she and Jake be forced to walk the space? Hold your noses and burp along with Jake and Moon Granny on their stinky, star-crossing adventure. But whatever you do, don't press the red button! Or was it the yellow one?!

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My thoughts

Working with children (and having a mother that does too), I am always looking for the next good YA or Children's Adventure to share with them.  When I come across the chance to read a kids' book for an r2r, I grab it up, no matter what it's about - and I share it every time with a little group of kids I would gladly keep as mine.

Space, Aliens, a cool Grandma with pink hair and an adventure ... how could this possibly go wrong?

It DID not, is all I can say.  I love the artwork (great job Ms Martinez) and the book is just a lot of fun.  The characters are awfully goofy and that makes it even more fun.  The kids I read it to were laughing and laughing - and that's always a good sign - and, to be honest, I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know what will happen next and how they will save Great Uncle Raymond from the Space Pirates.

The book eludes to other adventures that Jake and Moon Granny went on so I really am hoping *fingers crossed* that Ms Seymour continues on with this fun adventure.  I know a couple of kids who would like to read another adventure :D


Jason Parent said...

Fun title... not so sure about the name for the newt, given how quick children learn derogatory words these days. But great review!

Meghan H said...

Flamer - cause he spews flaaaaames (I never even thought about the way that some people use it).

Thank you.