Twelve-year-old Kip Kirby is going on his first space scout mission! But how fun will his mission be if his spaceship is acting like a grumpy babysitter?
It's the year 3054, and Earth is overpopulated and quickly running out of resources. The human race needs to move to a new planet, and it's up to the Space Scouts to find one before it's too late. Twelve-year-old Kip Kirby is Earth's youngest ever Space Scout. When he's not playing Particleball or riding his rocketboard, he's on scouting missions. He and his half-wolf, half-human co-pilot, Finbar, travel the universe in the MoNa 4000, their spaceship whose personality is stuck on the 'Grumpy Babysitter' setting. In each mission the threesome investigates a new planet. There are surprises in store around every corner. Will Kip be the Space Scout to find the new Earth and save humanity?
Calling all Zac Power Fans! Have you ever thought the Zac was just slightly lacking on the intergalactic journey front? Well your prayers have been answered... Space Scout is here! The year is 2354 and the Earth is fast becoming over populated! There are nearly a trillion people crammed onto the Earth, so Space Scouts are being sent throughout the Milky Way Galaxy searching for Earth 2 - a second planet where humans could live. At twelve years and three months, Kip Kirby is the youngest Space Scout ever. He is sure he'll be the Scout to find Earth 2 - if he could just get his mother to stop freaking out about his first solo mission into Space. Hovering over him with sachets of powdered broccoli and a Snot Sucker is super embarrassing.
In The Big Freeze, Kip is on his first mission and has been saddled with a second in command (who just happens to be half man half wolf) and a ship with the worst personality type ever: bossy-babysitter. Kip is supposed to be captain of the mission, but his space ship wont fly where he tells her to, and Finbar (his 2iC) spends a lot of time hiding his chair. The first planet he lands on, Eden-7 has a temperature that clocks in at -316 degrees on Kip's Space Cuff. Definitely too cold for humans to live on... but perhaps there are other life forms out there...
The Space Scout series is perfect for any young boys out there who have yet to really be grabbed by reading. The story is fast-paced, and the full pages of text are broken up with diagrams of Kip's cool gadgets and space-themed equipment. Each book sees him visiting another planet in the Milky Way, and with the first four books being released this month, you can really get on a roll with this series! I don't think it is too soon to say we're onto a winner with Space Scout!
Series: Space Scout
For Ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 3rd May 2010
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Dimensions (cm): 18.7 x 12.9 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.15