Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Sanity & Tallulah” as Want to Read:
Sanity & Tallulah
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Sanity & Tallulah

(Sanity & Tallulah #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,847 ratings  ·  346 reviews
Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handf ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Disney-Hyperion
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Sanity & Tallulah, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Sanity & Tallulah

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.97  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,847 ratings  ·  346 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Sanity & Tallulah
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
La Coccinelle
Sanity & Tallulah seemed like it should check all the boxes for me. But, due to a number of factors, I ended up not enjoying this one very much at all.

First, this is a graphic novel that really needs to be read in a larger format. I read the e-book on my laptop, and even then, I couldn't clearly see some of the pictures or read all the text without zooming in. This would be impossible to read on something like a Kindle. It doesn't help that the actual innards of the book only use a couple of col
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, has-art
So delightful! Two best friends on a space station try to prevent the entire thing from falling apart, which may or may not be their own fault. There are hints at a larger, unexplored universe of space station-type activities going on, which I really enjoyed. What is all this science for? What are they protecting themselves against? Who built the station originally, and why? Of course, there's also great character moments and humor.

I would have devoured this when I was younger -- ok, I still dev
Skye Kilaen
Girl BFFs on a space station! A bio-engineered three-headed kitten called Princess Sparkle Destroyer of Worlds! A diverse cast! Action and adventure! Seriously, it's an amazing middle grade story that this adult enjoyed thoroughly. I had read a couple of self-published short-stories about these gal pals, and I was so delighted to see a full-length graphic novel. Hoping for more, especially because the worldbuilding here is intriguing. ...more
This book is adorable! Two BFFs that live in a space station that get into trouble when one's science experiment gets a little out of hand. The experiment? Well, I won't spoil that for you, but it is both cute and terrifying.

It reminded me of an episode of 'Star Trek' but for kids. I can't wait to read the further adventures of these two girls.
Dena (Batch of Books)
Anyone that tells you that graphic novels are not sophisticated should read this book. It's a science fiction story about two girls that live on a space station. Sanity has "grown" her own three-headed kitten, but when her pet escapes, the station starts malfunctioning. She and Tallulah put on their sleuthing hats to find the kitten and determine what is causing all the trouble.

I was a little surprised at the turn this book took. I thought it was going to be the outer-space equivalent of Ellie E
Ms. Woc Reader
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
At first I was declined for this story then the original file had a glitch and upon realizing they sent their apology email to those who were not approved Disney publishing approved me and those other recipients for this arc. I'm quite happy they approved me because this graphic novel was a fun delight for the young and young at heart. I could easily see this being turned into a Disney XD show. First I'd like to commend them on the diverse cast which includes two young co-leads one of whom is bl ...more
Sam (she_who_reads_)
This is one of the cutest graphic novels I’ve read all year! Packed full of adventure, danger, and a lot of laughs- I enjoyed every minute of reading this! Sanity and Tallulah are great characters, and I loved that Tallulah was a total badass scientist! Also this graphic novel is super diverse, which is always appreciated. I would absolutely recommend this to any graphic novel reader, regardless of age!
Zayda Love (Babybibliophile)
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sanity and Tallulah are best friends living on a satelite in space. Without permisson they create a life form that gets loose aboard the ship. It ends up causing chaos and the two best friends must find it before it's too late!

I loved the illustrations in this book and how well they went with the story. This book was a wonderful, fun read and I highly recommend it!
lise hoyer
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read2019
I didn't know really what was happening!😐 ...more
Megan Sanks
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would say I want a three headed cat now, except I'm worried about how much wet food I'd have to buy them. ...more
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
The most endearing element of Sanity and Tallulah’s adventures that I’ve enjoyed from them before their big book debut is that these girls always save the day and I’m glad to report that very theme has transitioned over from the zine format to graphic novel format without losing any of that awesome message–not that I had any doubt!

Best Friends, Mad Science

The girls remain curious, bright inquiring minds that are growing up in a place that’s unfamiliar to most of us: a space station yet they are
Kaethe Douglas
The mad scientist is Sanity: that should give you a good feel. There's a lot to appreciate: the leads are a diverse group, and so are the extras, the best friends are there for each other, there's mad science, but it's not too bizarre. I really like that an adult relies on a child based on specifics, and that other adults listen and understand and accept that a child is an authority and behave accordingly. Real life is sadly full of people who expect to be given authority and respect based on ag ...more
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a new adventury duo on the scene!
This was really good!

Sanity and Tallulah live on a space station. Sanity gets some extra privileges in the labs and has done some less than sanctioned experiments which may or may not lead to a whole book worth of trouble.

I loved all the twisty turny adventure, diverse cast, and surprises.

The illustrations were effective and readable, and I liked the color treatment.

Looking forward to hearing more from these characters and this world.
...Preeeety sure I'l
Jess (freaks over books)
Dec 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: bbdecember
This was a cute little comic, the two main characters are very adorable and I enjoyed the setting, the story itself was just ok for me, but I can appreciate it for what it was. The sci-fi/mystery aspect set in Space was fun, and I liked the illustrations as well.
This is a fun book.

Sanity, who is advanced in her understanding of science, and Tallulah, her best friend, who is not quite as in to science, have created a three headed cat, despite the fact that no animals other than humans are allowed on the space station that they live on.

Here is the three headed cat, below.

The world building is well done. The adults are not stupid to Sanity’s smarts. Everyone has a personality, and background, and although we don’t know all of it yet. It appears as though

Destiny Soria
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun, funny, and sweet with tons of girl power and a 3-headed mutant cat. What's not to love? ...more
I got this ARC at BookExpo and I am so happy it exists. This is a great addition to the exploding genre of middle grade graphic novels. These two best friends are a riot and I am happy to have read this book. It features intelligent young girls who are also funny and mischievous. Their caring nature and desire to do good drove the story. I honestly didn't know what I was getting into with this story but I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a science fiction graphic novel. It had a very "Zen ...more
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very cute story about a small science project gone space. Sanity and Tallulah are smart for their age, one in science and the other in mischief. This is, of course, a combination often seen on earth but man, these gals are in Space! So, of course, the science project is found out and then everything keeps on getting worse. And it is up to the girls to figure out how to save the day.
I really liked this story. Very cute, smart, and on point. Sciency but not too hard to follow and well
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This graphic novel will charm the socks off of you. I want posters of this, pins, and sequels. Not in that order though because I need to know there will be more before I lose my mind over the merchandise for this. Seriously new mega fan here. Where do I even begin? Do I start with the adorable friendship between our main characters? Or the diversity in the details? Or the fact that this middle grade graphic novel celebrates strong families, intelligent female scientists, and imagination?

full re
Ugh this was so cute! I loved it! I did get a bit lost with all the science talk, because I'm not great with science, but it was such an enjoyable book. The art is adorable, all the characters were well written and relatable, and I was surprised by the twist! I didn't see that coming! I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a cute, easy read. ...more
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sanity Jones and her best friend Tallulah Vega live on the space station Wilnick on the edge of the galaxy. Sanity is a gifted scientist and Tallulah is always eager to make a little mischief. So when Sanity decides to make herself a pet, she goes all out. The three-headed kitten, Princess Sparkle Destroyer of Worlds, is a healthy mix of mad science and adorableness. Princess Sparkle Destroyer of Worlds is the perfect pet for a couple of preteen girls in space until their parents find out. Appar ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks is a middle grade graphic novel about two little girls living on a space station on the fringes of populated space. These two best friends are polar opposites. Sanity is a gifted scientist who is more often than not working diligently at her homework or brainstorming her newest lab project. Tallulah, on the other hand, is a mediocre student (at best) and a champion mischief maker (the best). After Sanity's latest science project (a three-headed creature) gets lo ...more
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sanity & Tallulah written and illustrated by Molly Books is a science fiction graphic novel featuring the adventures of two girls, Sanity and Tallulah, who live on a space station. The book is very heavy in science terms but the graphic novel format is helpful for readers who are not as strong or not knowledgeable of the terms. Sanity and Tallulah’s mom are written as very intelligent, strong independent characters who can solve any problem. This book will appeal to 4-8th grade audience especial ...more
Abby Johnson
Ohhh this was a fun one! Sanity and Tallulah are two best friends aboard a space station. Sanity is super into science and when her science project - a bioengineered three-headed kitten named Princess Sparkle Destroyer of Worlds - escapes and starts wreaking havoc on the ship, Sanity and Tallulah know they have to find her before the adults find her or who knows what will happen to her. But is the strange (and potentially life-threatening) stuff happening on the ship all due to a tiny kitten? Ca ...more
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finished this in nearly one sitting. It was my first ever Graphic Novel and the absolute cutest thing I've read in a while.
Not only was it super cute, it was also really adventurous and exciting and a real page turner! I LOVED all of the science and the jokes and diversity of the characters! It was just perfect!
My favourite thing about this had to be the parents/kids representations. That was just so amazing and I think I need a reread to write down all of the important life lessons this book co
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
This is fun graphic novel about two friends who are living on a space station and who’s science project causes a whole lot of trouble. I love so many things about this book! The art is beautiful. I love the world building. There are so many details that are given with just a side comments or pictures. There is a lot of diversity in this book as well. The adults in this book are neither mean nor incompetent. Characters actions make sense and when someone is wrong, they admit it and grow. I absolu ...more
A whacky, zany, action-packed adventure in space. Well, OK, more like two friends get in a lot of trouble by creating lovable kitten with three heads in secret in a space station. But worry not, they are kick-ass girls who will get to the bottom of the mysterious thing or things that are chewing away at the stations vital organs (it can't possibly be the tiny little kitten, can it?!)

Recommended for those who like knitting, utility tunnels, and very angry parents.
Meredith Spidel
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This books captivates kiddos because it has such an incredible creative plot! Life on a space station and conducting your own scientific experiments as a kid? How could my son not love this?! Thanks to Disney for sending us an ARC for review. It's tricky to find books that grab his attention, so this was a win! ...more
I skimmed this, because not quite in my wheel house. But it is a great choice for another reader — it’s a cute, science infused graphic lovely about two teenage girls who bioengineer a kitten with three heads who gets loose and wreaks havoc on the space ship where they live ! Best for older elementary and middle school because it’s very science-y.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The City on the Other Side
  • The Breakaways
  • Stargazing
  • This Was Our Pact
  • Snapdragon
  • The Cardboard Kingdom
  • Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer
  • Sparks! (Sparks! #1)
  • Short & Skinny
  • The Okay Witch (The Okay Witch, #1)
  • Witches of Brooklyn
  • The Real McCoys
  • Apocalypse Taco
  • Measuring Up
  • Beetle & the Hollowbones
  • Donut the Destroyer
  • When Stars Are Scattered
  • The Weirn Books, Vol. 1: Be Wary of the Silent Woods
See similar books…
Molly Brooks currently writes and illustrates the Sanity & Tallulah graphic novel series (Disney-Hyperion, 2018-). She also did the artwork for Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared by Alison Wilgus (First Second, 2017), and her shorter comics and assorted illustrations have appeared in a variet of publications including the Guardian, the Nib, the Boston Globe, the Nashville Scene, Kazoo ...more

Other books in the series

Sanity & Tallulah (2 books)
  • Field Trip

Articles featuring this book

If you’re like us, you can’t resist a good book recommendation. That’s why we love BookExpo America, the largest annual book trade fair in...
71 likes · 54 comments