Book review: Nuts in Space, by Elys Dolan

Dolan, Elys. Nuts in space. Nosy Crow, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2015. unp. $17.99. ISBN:978-0-7636-7609-4. Gr. 3+. P9 Q9

Dolan Nuts in SpaceWhat a hoot this book was. I laughed all the way through and reread it again as it was so enjoyable. From the first page the author caught my attention as the elite crew of animals have finally found the “Lost Nuts of Legend.” Now homeward bound with their grand find they discover that their food supply is almost exhausted. So begins an arduous journey to find food and the way home. One crew member, the squirrel however is so hungry that he eats the “Nuts of Legend.” This story will appeal to younger students, but it will also appeal to older students as the book has a feel of the “Stars Wars” movie. The first thing that the reader sees are words that scroll across the page, that are reminiscent of the opening of Star Wars films. “In a galaxy far, far….”

September 2015 review by Carol Bernardi


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