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Dude Where's My Spaceship? (Weird Planet #1)

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  72 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Klatu is such a varna! He crashed the spaceship into planet Earth with his brother Lek and sister Ploo onboard. Stuck in the middle of the Nevada desert with nowhere to run, Ploo is captured by army Earthlings who think that she is an enemy of humankind. Can Klatu and Lek to rescue Ploo from the terrifying Major Paine? Or will Ploo be held prisoner in Area 51 forever?

Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 8th 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Patricia Wilson
Dude, Where's my Spaceship is a 83 page science fiction book by Dan Greenburg.The general age range is primary to advanced. This book should be read because it is fun and it teaches acceptance of others.
Klatu, Lek and Ploo are siblings. They left there home, Loogl to explore but Klatu wanted to prove that he could fly the space craft to far distances. Once they crashed on Earth Ploo was captured and taken to Area 51.Klatu and Lek morphed into humans and chewed the white gum balls that lets them
Kari Weber
Imagine having the ability to speak another language by chewing a piece of gum. Child aliens Klatu, Lek, and Ploo crash land in the unfamiliar Nevada desert and must repair their spaceship before being discovered. When Ploo is captured by the military, Klatu and Lek set out to save their sister before it is too late. This book is the first in the Weird Planet series and is comprised of eight short chapters. Cartoonish illustrations appear every few pages, and the writing is appropriate for child ...more
CIP/Summary: When their spaceship crash lands on Earth, Ploo is captured by the Army and taken away to mysterious Area 51, and while her brothers, Lek and Klatu try to rescue her, Ploo uses her ESP to make a new friend.

Dude, Where's my Spaceship is a "Stepping Stone Book" full of action and adventure intended to entertain readers who are past picture books, but not yet ready for more advanced reading. The characters' take on human thought processes and their instant translations through chewing
This book could be a high interest/low level book for some students. I would not recommend it for ELL students. There is much background assumed about Area 51 and Roswell. It does have some very funny moments and I will look for the next book in these series.
Did this for my booktalk with a fourth grade class:
Me: Have you ever lost a car at the shopping centre??
4th grade: Yeeeeeeeeeeeees
Me: Have you ever lost a spaceship?
4th grade: *jaw drops to the floor*

It's a fun book to get kids reading.
This is a silly story of three aliens who crash land into an unknown world and must use bizarre inventions and some good old-fashioned luck to save their family. This knee-slapping novel is the first in the Weird Planet series.
Ruth Mika
Mar 29, 2008 Ruth Mika rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 2 grade to 4th
I read this to my class but there was really too much that they didn't understand-- even with my explanation. References to Roswell and Area 51 went right over there head. But there are enough references to poop to keep the boys listening.
This is a silly story of three aliens who crash land into an unknown world and must use bizarre inventions and some good old-fashioned luck to save their family. This knee-slapping novel is the first in the Weird Planet series.
Quirky little story about three young aliens getting stranded on earth as their spaceship crashes - a bit silly, but will surely delight many young readers. Author also writes Zack Files series.
A funny book that boys in grades 3 or 4 would read... This is part of a series, so the ending is a bit up in the air...
It was the most fun book I think I ever read. It was interesting. I will continue to read this series.

Harrison, age 8
Ryan Mckendry
This was my first chapter book that I read to myself woo hoo!!!!!!
When Ploo gets captured, she meets a new friend.
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