Celebrating Smekday: Win the Books That Inspired HOME2:37 PM
Like most great movies, the new film Home was inspired by a book! True Meaning of Smekday started with with a school essay...
When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens—called Boov—abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it “Smekland” (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod? In any case, Gratuity’s story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity’s mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.This book, and the sequel Smek for President are sure to delight readers with their ridiculous but endearing story lines, delightful illustrations, and tie-ins with the new movie! Both are available from Disney-Hyperion books! (I have a very book-addicted son who I know will LOVE these books!)
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Author Adam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich. His other books include Pssst!, Moonday, The True Meaning of Smekday, Fat Vampire, and Cold Cereal. He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem, and Chloe and the Lion, all by Mac Barnett and Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit him at adamrex.com or follow him on Twitter @MrAdamRex.
Wanna Win? One lucky reader can win a copies of the books True Meaning of Smekday and Smek for President, as well as a $25 Visa gift card to see HOME in theaters! Use the form below to enter. You have until April 10th at 11:59 pm ET to get your entries in. Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Hyperion Giveaway open to US residents 18+ only.
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