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Spacedog's lonely mission is nearly over, and it's nearly time for him to go home. But one perilous rescue attempt later, and he finds himself with an Astrocat aboard his ship. But everyone knows Spacedogs and Astrocats are sworn enemies ...aren't they? And then they encounter a Moustronaut in peril, in this intergalactic romp by awardwinner Mini Grey.
Space Dog by Mini Grey is an anarchic, adrenalin-packed adventure of The Highest Order. Utterly and joyously playful, wildly and lavishly imaginative, this dynamic and delightful journey exploring space and friendship is sublime. -- Zoe Playing by the Book Grey's witty language, from the hilarious exclamations made by Space Dog ( Thundering milkswamps! , Shivering Stilton! ) to the deliciously outlandish names of rare alien life forms (the Cruets of West Cutlery, the Fruitons of Crumble Major) has had us all giggling time and again, even on the 15th reading of Space Dog Her pacing is timed to perfection, with dramatic stretches interspersed with moments of great relief and humour, drawing readers, listeners, grown-ups, children ever more closely in to Grey's fantastic, phenomenal universe Spooniverse. -- Zoe Playing by the Book Grey's illustrations richly illuminate the world she has built to share with us, giving enormous pleasure every time they are returned to. -- Zoe Playing by the Book This hilarious and zany story with its weird and wonderful situations is full of laughs - and wonderful illustrations. Great fun. Parents in Touch Wonderful stuff! This action-packed adventure is bound to appeal to the numerous established fans of Mini Grey and will I'm certain, win her a whole host of new ones. This is overflowing with exciting happenings, visual jokes and verbal ones; and every turn of the page brings fantastic and frenzied features to divert and delight. -- Jill Bennett Red Reading Hub
|Publication date:||26th March 2015|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures ...More About Mini Grey