Synopses & Reviews
The perfect combination of the age old experience of holding and pouring over a physical book with newest media technology that kids love! andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn't hard enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren't kids at all. They are aliens. Real aliens who have invaded our planet in the form of school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to convince 3,140,001 kids to BE SPHDZ. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;But with a hamster as their leader, "kids" who talk like walking advertisements, and Michael K as their first convert, will the SPHDZ be able to keep their cover and pull off their assignment?
About the Author
Jon Scieszkaandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;is the creator of Trucktown, including the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling andlt;iandgt;Smash, Crash!andlt;/iandgt;, and the author of andlt;iandgt;The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!andlt;/iandgt;, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book andlt;iandgt;The Stinky Cheese Manandlt;/iandgt;, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of GuysRead.com,andnbsp;a literacy initiative for boys.andlt;Bandgt;Francesco Seditaandlt;/Bandgt; studied writing at the Gallatin School of New York University.andnbsp; While at Gallatin, he was a Writing Fellow for Saturday Night Live and upon graduation he wrote and directed a show that ran Off-Off-Broadway for 5 years.andnbsp; Miss Popularity is his first book, published by Scholastic in 2007.andnbsp; Francesco is the Creative Director at Scholastic.andnbsp;andnbsp;He lives in Brooklyn, NY.Shane Prigmore is an accomplished professional in the animation, film, and illustration fields. Shane won an Annie Award for his design work on the stop motion feature andlt;i andgt;Coralineandlt;/iandgt;. He has also contributed his numerous talents to such projects as: andlt;i andgt;How to Train Your Dragonandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;i andgt;The Croodsandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;i andgt;Rise of the Guardiansandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;i andgt;Fosterandrsquo;s Home for Imaginary Friendsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;i andgt;The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towersandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;i andgt;The Iron Giantandlt;/iandgt;...to name a few. Shane resides in Los Angeles.