By Jonathan Etra and Stephanie Spinner
Illustrated by Steve Bjorkman

Random House/Stepping Stone

Richard Bickerstaff and his friend Henry are making microwave popcorn when—boom!—a tiny alien pops out of the bag. It’s Aric, their Ganoobian friend, and once again, he needs Richard’s help. Before you can say “butter” Richard and Henry are prisoners on a sinister planet called Grax, and Aric has been taken away from them, perhaps forever.

And then things get really bad! Faced with an evil alien king, a Turinga Death Machine, and some of the grossest food in the galaxy, Richard and Henry know they have to tough it out, because the fate of planet Earth’s desserts is hanging in balance!

“Brisk, imaginatively conceived action, rib-tickling dialogue, and comical..tops in enjoyable sci-fi for beginners.” Kirkus 

“…a story that will show smart new readers that books are fun.” Booklist