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Feb 10 2015

Smek for President by Adam Rex

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Bloomsbury, 2015. ISBN 9781408855461
(Age: 9+) Adam Rex's The True Meaning of Smekday was an outstanding success, a unique alien adventure that has become a Dreamworks animated movie. This much waited for sequel Smek for President sends Tip and J. Lo off on a very funny intergalactic adventure to New Boovworld. The Boov have settled on one of Saturn's moons after being banished from Earth. The Boov blame J. Lo for interfering with their takeover of Earth, so J. Lo and Tip take Slushious, a modified Chevy spaceship into outer space to make amends with the Boov.
Of course, things go awry, leading to many adventures, daring escapes and much hilarity. J. Lo is named Public Enemy Number One by Captain Smek who determines he will win the Boovs' first-ever presidential election if the little purple alien is captured. Along with the aid of a flying billboard named Bill, they travel through garbage chutes, are chased by spaceships, fight evil baddies and play an exciting game of Stickfish. There are underlying themes of acceptance, love and friendship.
Adam Rex's hilarious cartoons provide the reader with more laughs and insight into this unique world. To fully understand this extraterrestrial encounter, the alien language and alien races and characters The True Meaning of Smekday is a must-read before engaging with this second science-fiction novel.
Rhyllis Bignell

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