Sunday, May 16, 2010

In My Mailbox #33

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. Head on over there to check out what bloggers got in their mailboxes this week.

This week, I got a very cute package:

Hmm... What could be in this very strangely shaped box, I wondered...

Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita, illustrated by Shane Prigmore. (Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing, June 2010).

Summary from ARC:

The first day at a new school, in a new town, with new kids. Can Michael K's life get any weirder? Yes. It can. Much, MUCH weirder. How? 

1. Take three aliens (disguised as two fifth graders and the class hamster) who talk like walking advertisements. 

2. Add their mission to convince 3.14 million kids to say they are SPHDZ (or else Earth gets turned off). 

3. Mix in that they are sure Michael K. is the only one who can help!

And yep, Michael K.'s life is now officially, totally, completely weirder. (And this is just the first book.)

This looks very funny and I love me some Scieszka, so I'm excited to dive into it!

And that's it for my mailbox... did anything good come in your mailbox this week?


CarlyB said...

Ooh very cute! Happy reading!x

prophecygirl said...

Haha, what a cool package. Love it! :)

Stephanie said...

Is that a roll of toilet paper I see? Hmmm ... :-)

Christina T said...

Creative promotional idea. That looks like a fun book! I hope you enjoy it. I haven't read any of Sciezka's books (that I can remember) but I've heard he is a fantastic author.

Anonymous said...

I also got the book/toilet paper package. Definitely an attention-getter.

Ms. Yingling said...

Nothing ever comes in my mailbox, but I am really jealous of this one! I was hoping the new Jon Scieszka title would be slightly older, though.