Author(s): Adam Rex
Aliens have invaded Earth and instructed all of the humans to move to Florida. They landed on Christmas Day - now named Smekday, after the glorious leader of the Boovs, Captain Smek. Gratuity Tucci doesn't want to be shipped off to Florida in a rocketpod. She has a plan ...Luckily Gratuity can drive - she nails tin cans to her shoes to reach the pedals. She had to learn after her mum was abducted by the aliens. So begins an epic journey with a brilliant girl hero, a cat named Pig and a friendly Boov who's taken the human name J.Lo, all determined to save the Earth from a much bigger threat ...An original, imaginative and wonderfully wacky sci-fi adventure that will make you laugh out loud.
A funny, bonkers, utterly wonderful story about a girl called Gratuity, a cat called Pig, an extraterrestrial called J.Lo - and an alien invasion of Earth. Hilarious sci-fi with huge appeal - will be a mega movie from DreamWorks for Christmas 2014
Adam Rex is an award-winning US author and illustrator. The True Meaning of Smekday is his first novel, but his brilliant picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich is a New York Times bestseller. He is the illustrator of Neil Gaiman's wonderful new picture book, Chu's Day. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia, USA.