Sardine in Outer Space by Emmanuel Guilbert

This graphic novel is hilarious! Throughout the story, Supermuscleman, the “Chief Executive Officer” of the universe, is scheming to make children more obedient. Sardine, her cousin Louie, and her uncle, Captain Yellow Shoulder — along with the other orphans aboard the spaceship Huckleberry — are doing their best to foil his plans. Supermuscleman and his assistant, Doc Kroc, keep trying out different costumes, but the disguises are never good enough to fool our unlikely heroes.

Throughout the story, there are references that adults might “get” more than Tweens. [My personal favorite was the mention of a video game called No-Child-Left-Behind-School II.] The general tone is very appropo, nevertheless, with enough “gross” stuff for Tweens of both genders.

If you’ve never read a graphic novel, this would be a good place to start. The layout is very easy to follow, and the humor doesn’t stop!

Happy Reading!

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