By: Andrew Cranna
Illustrated by: Andrew Cranna
Genre: YFW - Comic strip fiction / graphic novels
Published by: Walker Books Australia
Published: 4 May 2022
ISBN: 9781760653378


An out-of-this-world illustrated middle grade adventure that will have young readers giggling across the galaxy!

You may be asking yourself, dear reader, how three naughty kids, one pet octopug and their handsome robot minder – that’s me – accidentally got strapped inside a 400 megaton thermonuclear rocket on a one-way collision course to the moon? Good question! Well, let me take you back to the beginning . . .

In 2120 the Moon has been transformed into the ultimate super-cool intergalactic amusement park. The Astronaughties, the children of some of the park’s designers, get a chance to visit the Lunar Park before it officially opens. But when they arrive, they discover their parents are missing. Now their mission is to find them, defeat the baddies and free a trapped alien. Hold on tight, this is going to be one wild rocket ride!

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With a title of ‘The Astronaughties’, you can only imagine what these kids might get up to!

It’s launch day for the Astro Academy and the Cosmo Kids have been training for months for this day. They are about to visit Lunar Park, the new amusement park being built on the moon!

The Astro Academy is for the very smartest kids. But not all those at the academy are smart—take the Astronaughties—Halley, Rocket and Ziggy, who only find themselves there because their parents are away building Lunar Park. Their reputation for causing trouble is well known, so when they get an encrypted message from their parents, and they find themselves at mission control on Launch Day, what could possibly go wrong?

Follow these three friends, their Octopug and their robot on an epic adventure, that will see them uncover that not is all as it seems at Lunar Park...

This is a fun-filled, out of this world graphic novel that middle primary students will greatly enjoy.

Reviewed by Sam