Mungo and the Spiders From Space

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Mungo is really enjoying his new book, Galacticus and Gizmo Save the Universe. The dashing hero, Captain Galacticus, has just been captured by the evil Dr Frankenstinker and Mungo can't wait to find out what happens next, but the last page is missing! Who can foil Dr Frankenstinker's dastardly plan now? There’s nothing for it - Mungo takes a deep breath and jumps into the story . . . and his very own space odyssey! With a lot of courage and a little help from a Vroom-101 spaceship, Mungo saves the day (and the universe) and becomes the youngest ever member of Star Squadron.

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This is a visually striking picture book in comic format. Mungo is in bed enjoying reading a second-hand copy of a book called ‘Galacticus and Gizmo Save the Universe’, which his mum has bought in a jumble sale. The hero, Captain Galacticus, has been captured by the evil Dr Frankenstinker and things don’t look good. Mungo can’t wait to find out what happens next, but when he turns over, the last page is missing. Dr Frankenstinker’s evil, space spider plan needs to be foiled in order to save the universe. There is nothing for it, Mungo takes a deep breath and jumps into the story and his very own space odyssey. With a lot of courage and a little help from a Vroom-101 spaceship, Mungo saves the day (and the universe) and becomes the youngest ever member of Star Squadron.

The vibrant colours convey the excitement of this intergalactic, book-within-a-book, escapade. Subtle, and not so subtle, puns work well too. Good fun.

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Mungo and the Spiders from Space cover
November, 2010
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Paperback
ISBN: 
978-0141500560