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Mungo and the Spiders from Space

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Blast off! Mungo is set for the space adventure of a lifetime, until he fi nds the final pages of his new comic book have been - noooo! - ripped out. Even more alarming, Mungo has been pulled in! Into the book, that is. Can this pajama-clad boy defeat the evil Dr. Frankenstinker? Can he stand his ground against a gnashing, slashing Gobblebeast? Can ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 2nd 2009 by Dial (first published December 1st 2007)
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Katie Antrobus
Nov 03, 2013 Katie Antrobus rated it really liked it
10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…lift off! Mungo and the Spider’s from Space is a fantastic read. It explores the adventure of young Mungo who’s got a new comic book which his mother bought for him. Even though it’s used, ripped and torn his mother knew that he’d love it. That very night he asks her to read it to him and she agrees. He takes an instant interest in the comic and is thoroughly enjoying the read until he realises that some of the pages are missing, unfortunately they've been ripped out. Howeve ...more
Mar 17, 2009 Tasha rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Mungo has just gotten a new comic book. It’s used, battered and torn but his mother knew he would love it. So when he asks to have it read to him that very night, she agrees. The story is about Captain Galacticus of Star Squadron and his robotic sidekick, Gizmo. They are taking the Gobblebeast to the space prison when they are caught in a giant spider web. A spider web created by giant robot spiders that are controlled and created by Dr. Frankenstinker. When Captain Galacticus is trapped by the ...more
Jan 15, 2016 Norman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good children's picture book romp. The story of a boy, whose Mum buys a secomdhand taty copy of a space adventure and the climax is missing so he makes it up and has an exciting adventure himself. Beautiful illustrations by Adam Stower
May 23, 2015 Shelli rated it it was amazing
This is an exciting comic/picture book adventure through space that kids will love! A fantastic read aloud where readers can showcase their voice changeup skills to add to the fun. Loved it!
May 22, 2015 Roger rated it liked it
Shelves: children
The pictures are way better than the story. They are reminiscent of Calvin & Hobbes. Fantastic colors and perspectives that bring you right in.
Aug 11, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing
my little boy loved this. we read it over and over. the pictures are very detailed and fun for the little ones to examine
Jan 23, 2016 Garren rated it liked it
Pulpy space adventure with a postmodern picturebook twist. There's a lot to enjoy here.
Jul 04, 2011 Tara rated it liked it
Shelves: kristi-books
I like the story within a story concept of this book. I think boys (and girls!) ages 5-7 would go crazy over this book because it has a cute comic-book like format. At almost 2 years, K wasn't too interested in the book, I think mostly because there aren't any everyday items in the pictures for her to connect with (we don't really have aliens hanging around all the time, crazy, huh?)
Feb 11, 2011 Doni added it
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I'm beginning to recognize the complexity of picture books. This one emulates the style of a comic book and is recommended in Teaching Visual Literacy as a means of focusing on the visual structure of the narrative. It has a very silly, colorful to it.
Hillary Hayman
Oct 21, 2012 Hillary Hayman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Attention grabing picturebook about a boy who gets swept into his own story. The art in this part traditional part comic book story is great. My reluctant reader little brother has read it to everyone in the house!
This is the best freaking book! I totally got it for my reading pleasure and not for Warren in the least bit. Why? Dr. Frankenstinker. That's all the reason you need. Get this damn book!
Laura Rogers
Dec 05, 2009 Laura Rogers rated it really liked it
Shelves: whitman
Having a six year old boy, I have to give this a big thumbs up. I anticipate the shared glee in reading this one tonight.
Superhero story with a all the trimmings...
Feb 12, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
This is an excellent book for practicing your reading-out-loud robot, super-hero, and super-villian voices. A bit hit with both the 3 and the 6 year old.
Jan 08, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifriday
This book was so much fun! I loved the language, and how they incorporated comic style panels and phrasing.
Jan 25, 2013 Mahdi rated it really liked it
that was amazing how did you make it wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooo
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