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Buttheads from Outer Space

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The buttheads have landed--and they're trying to wipe us out!

My best friend Lloyd and I had the perfect plan.

We started a blog to invite aliens to come to Earth and hang out--but only with us. That way, they wouldn't have to meet any boring world leaders or get cut open by scientists or anything like that. We'd just chill out, eat junk food, and play video games together.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 20th 2018 by Sky Pony (first published March 6th 2018)
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Ms. Yingling
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
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Josh and his good friend Lloyd have a lot in common-- they both hate the Quentin, the kid in their class who is always making the cover of magazines, they both are interested in space aliens, and they both think their science teacher, Mr. Mudd, is a little too quirky. When the two go out for Josh's birthday with his parents to a Japanese restaurant, they are very surprised when they meet space aliens in the bathroom who take Josh's brand new iPhone! It's
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
#partner Thank you @kidlitexchange for a review copy of Buttheads from Outer Space by Jerry Mahoney. All opinions are my own. What if aliens have butts on the back of their heads, speak in farts, and act like sixth grade boys? Josh and Lloyd are two best friends who write a blog trying to attract aliens to Earth, never dreaming that aliens are out there reading! A plan to use the aliens to get back at their arch-nemesis, super genius Quentin, backfires, and the boys must stop the aliens from tak ...more
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is squarely aimed at kids for its target audience, so it's not surprising that it missed me by a bit. An alien's name is Doodoofartmama. I can see it having kid appeal, but I don't think it will make many "Read Aloud for Family Joy" lists. ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Completely hilarious and a far better-written novel than the title might lead you to expect. I expect (HOPE) many of my reluctant male readers will find this book irresistible. The tone of the appendixes was pitch perfect.
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A seriously hilarious book for an 8-10 year old.
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Jerry Mahoney loves books ― reading them, writing them, and especially ruining them. He has written for and ruined television shows, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet. He is excited to finally be ruining something as beloved as fairy tales. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Drew, and their very silly children.

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