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SPACEBOY: The epic and funny new children’s book from multi-million bestselling author David Walliams

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He also jabs a punch of humour on the state of society, government and politics which makes you double over with laughter. UFOs, alien invasions, creatures from other planets - if it came from outer space then Ruth wants to know all about it.

Thought it was a little dark with the way the kids were treated and their backstories for younger kids but each one to themselves. She sees the UFO crash then burst into flames and tiptoes up to try and help whoever might be inside. She spends her days reading comics about alien invasions, doodling UFOs, watching B-movies about Earth being invaded by creatures from Mars… and gazing at the stars through her old, battered telescope. Most of David Walliams’ books are set in present time and in England whereas this book was set in 1960’s USA. After reluctantly taking in her orphaned relative Ruth, Aunt Dorothy put her straight to work on the farm.

I loved getting to read about the space race and have a different kind of supporting cast such as the sheriff and the President of the United States. The different fonts and sizes and sound effects are such a pain to read aloud and let's be honest are little more than padding. Adam Stower is an author and illustrator, who has collaborated with David Walliams on several of his books for children. Schock, a half-human-half-robot scientist who used to build rockets for the Führer and was offered a deal by the Americans after the war: he would not go to trial if he worked on the US space programme. The night sky is the only pleasure Ruth gets since she was left as an orphan on her evil aunt's steps.

An alien on earth is news and the Spaceboy even makes it to The White House to meet a rotund President with an orange face who may or may not seem familiar to many readers. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.And so begins yet another madcap adventure with over-the-top villains, over-long chases, disgusting lists, hidden topical references, brave and resourceful children, and lots of short chapters to keep children page-turning at a tremendous rate. The lonely Ruth sees an UFO flash across the sky through her telescope and accompanied by her dog creeps out of her creaky attic to see what it is – this despite her ogre aunt who belongs to the genre of Cinderella’s Ugly Sisters and all the wicked stepmothers across fairy tale genres. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. I liked Yuri and Ruth and feel like this book has potential for sequels of adventures and even prequels of Spaceboy and Ruth's lives prior to them meeting. It's always the same with the whole flying saucer crashing in a cornfield- But I don't get why the whole twist was added: to me, it just ruined the whole story.

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