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The Plant Planet. #1 / by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Steven Weinberg.

Scieszka, Jon, (author.). Weinberg, Steven, 1984- (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J SCI (Text) 33500013127865 New Available -
Breckenridge Public Library J SCI (Text) 33500013127857 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library j SCI (Text) 35500006221921 New Checked out 11/14/2019
Roseau Public Library j SCI (Text) 35500006221939 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j SCI (Text) 35500006221947 New Checked out 11/27/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452171197
  • ISBN: 145217119X
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Carbon dioxide is out of control on Earth, and the fate of humankind rests in the paws of four experimental, untested Animal Astronauts (AlphaWolf, SmartHawk, LaserShark, and StinkBug) who are seeking another habitable planet; first destination is the Plant Planet which at first looks perfect, except that the abundant plant life can think for itself--and it thinks that it really does not like the AstroNuts.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Scieszka joins creative forces with Weinberg to craft a zany new sf series with serious underpinnings. This first adventure is narrated by the planet Earth, who is quickly becoming uninhabitable for humans due to global warming (thanks to humans). The time has come to find a new home for this pesky species, so four genetically modified AstroNuts are blasted into space to inspect the Plant Planet. Illustration- and stat-filled spreads introduce the team. AlphaWolf is the mission leader, SmartHawk is a planning whiz, super-friendly LaserShark is in charge of (vegetarian) snacks, and StinkBug is the mission pilot and tech officer. As the AstroNuts explore the lush planet, it quickly evolves from promising to hostile. This book is packed with absurdity, misadventure, and science, and it unabashedly demonstrates how environments destabilize when dominated by a single species. Weinberg's collage illustrations are particularly noteworthy for their use of digitized engravings from the Rijksmuseum, incorporating a mini-lesson on Creative Commons. Scieszka's knack for writing with wit and kid appeal guarantees that this will be a popular choice. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Scieszka joins creative forces with Weinberg to craft a zany new sf series with serious underpinnings. This first adventure is narrated by the planet Earth, who is quickly becoming uninhabitable for humans due to global warming (thanks to humans). The time has come to find a new home for this pesky species, so four genetically modified AstroNuts are blasted into space to inspect the Plant Planet. Illustration- and stat-filled spreads introduce the team. AlphaWolf is the mission leader, SmartHawk is a planning whiz, super-friendly LaserShark is in charge of (vegetarian) snacks, and StinkBug is the mission pilot and tech officer. As the AstroNuts explore the lush planet, it quickly evolves from promising to hostile. This book is packed with absurdity, misadventure, and science, and it unabashedly demonstrates how environments destabilize when dominated by a single species. Weinberg's collage illustrations are particularly noteworthy for their use of digitized engravings from the Rijksmuseum, incorporating a mini-lesson on Creative Commons. Scieszka's knack for writing with wit and kid appeal guarantees that this will be a popular choice. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jon Scieszka is best known for his bestselling picture books, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! and The Stinky Cheese Man. He is also the founder of guysread.com and a champion force behind guyslisten.com, and was the first National Ambassador of Young People's Literature. He lives in Brooklyn.

Steven Weinberg writes and illustrates kids' books about dinosaurs, roller coasters, beards, and chainsaws. He lives in the Catskills in New York.

Subject: Life on other planets > Juvenile fiction.
Extrasolar planets > Discovery and exploration > Juvenile fiction.
Astronauts > Juvenile fiction.
Genetic engineering > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Humorous stories.
Life on other planets > Fiction.
Extrasolar planets > Fiction.
Astronauts > Fiction.
Genetic engineering > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Humorous stories.
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General.
Adventure stories.
Astronauts.
Genetic engineering.
Humorous stories.
Life on other planets.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Juvenile works.
Action and adventure fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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