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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik's Life on earth is a charming and witty book, based on a shy boy named Prez and an alien named Sputnik (disguised as a dog). The story follows Sputnik arrival on earth, warning Prez that if he doesn’t come up with ten things great or useful on this planet, than the planetary removal system will shrink the earth- as it’s a ‘useless’ planet.
The things humans find amazing, like pre-historic architecture, happens to be useless to aliens, making the challenge even greater, but they manage it in the end, with help from Prez's Granddad, who they ‘rescue’ from the Old People’s home. This book brings to light today’s problems, like Alzheimer’s and Dementia, in a light-hearted and subtle fashion, and you are able to tell that Frank Cottrell-Boyce has a vivid and creative mind- a key element in writing a story. This is the best children’s book that I have read. Inspired.

Posted on: 4th May 2017 at 07:50 pm

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