Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Elys Dolan
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Commander Moose and his crew have searched the galaxy for the Lost Nuts of Legend. This magic snack will make whoever possesses it immortal, invincible, and never have a bedtime... as long as the nuts are not eaten. Now that they have found the nuts and have run out of food, it is time for them to go home. Unfortunately, the Star Nav stops working and the lost crew has to ask directions at a café, avoid getting eaten by the unbearably cute creatures of the forest planet, and escape after they make the wrong decision to ask for directions at the Death Banana. In the end, the hunger and waiting is too much for one crew member and they have to continue searching for their goal.
This book will delight fans of Star Wars and Star Trek that are old enough to understand the references. The crew members wear the different colored uniforms like in Star Trek and there are many situations similar to both Star Wars and Star Trek. Readers will appreciate the subtle and not-so-subtle references to their favorite space stories as well as the entertaining illustrations. The story is told in a few words and many speech bubbles. Readers will need to look at every detail on the page to appreciate all of the humor. The audience needs to be old enough to understand the references, and the business of the page would make it difficult to read aloud, but this book will entertain people who love wild space adventures.