The Invincible Tony Spears

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

Review

The always-brilliant Neal Layton brings his joyous scribbly artwork to a young fiction title that bridges the gap for blossoming readers not yet ready to take on a novel. The story zooms along, and children will adore the alien creatures.

When Tony moves house, there's no chance he will win the Annual Best Pupil Award at his new school, as he's had no time to earn any points. However, that becomes less important when the kitchen in his new house turns into a spaceship called The Invincible.

On planet Xo49p, instead of humans, Tony finds a pink telepathic rabbit-like creature called Plumpy, as well as a much less friendly Gatorilla.

Tony's missions include saving Plumpy, fixing The Invincible and getting home in time for tea - but can he earn some pupil points along the way, too?

Amid all the zaniness, there's an important message tucked in here about just trying your best.

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