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Photo Credit: DreamWorks Home (c) 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.
Kora and Logan love the movies and every time a new animated film comes out they start counting down the days until it comes out. When they learned that books can inspire movies they couldn’t believe it! They are bookworms as well, so being able to read the about the characters either before or after seeing the movie is fascinating to them. That’s why I’m excited about the book that inspired HOME and a fun giveaway below.
When the movie HOME came out Kora & Logan couldn’t wait to see it. They watched a lot of trailers and thought it looked funny and I loved that it has a message, “Your mistakes are what make you human.” We were all thrilled to learn that there is a book that inspired the movie and we look forward to reading it.
Here’s a synopsis:
TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY
It all starts 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.
Fully illustrated with “photos,” drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel from best-selling author Adam Rex.
There’s also a sequel titled, ABOUT SMEK FOR PRESIDENT
In this much anticipated sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday, Tip and J.Lo are back for another hilarious intergalactic adventure. And this time (and last time, and maybe next time), they want to make things right with the Boov.
After Tip and J.Lo banished the Gorg from Earth in a scheme involving the cloning of many, many cats, the pair is notorious—but not for their heroics. Instead, human Dan Landry has taken credit for conquering the Gorg, and the Boov blame J.Lo for ruining their colonization of the planet. Determined to clear his name, J.Lo and Tip pack into Slushious, a Chevy that J.Lo has engineered into a fairly operational spaceship, and head to New Boovworld, the aliens’ new home on one of Saturn’s moons.
But their welcome isn’t quite as warm as Tip and J.Lo would have liked. J.Lo is dubbed Public Enemy Number One, and Captain Smek knows that capturing the alien is the only way he’ll stand a chance in the Boovs’ first-ever presidential election.
With the help of a friendly flying billboard named Bill, a journey through various garbage chutes, a bit of time travel, and a slew of hilarious Boovish accents, Tip and J.Lo must fight to set the record straight—and return home in once piece.
Don’t those sound like they are full of fun and adventure?
Learn more about True Meaning of Smekday
I’m excited to offer the giveaway below.
One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will win a Book That Inspired Home Prize Pack Giveaway!
The prize pack includes:
- Copies of True Meaning of Smekday and Smek for President books
- $50 Visa gift card to see HOME in theaters!
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