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Cover Reveal: Catstronauts

Folks, let me level with you.  I only love two things in this world.  Cats.  And astronauts.

Okay, that’s a lie.  I love a whole lot more than just those two things.  But let’s say I was stranded on a desert island somewhere and I was told that I could have a book about only two of my favorite things in the world combined.  Would I want a book on The Brave Little Toaster + Gene Wilder?  Would I want a book on kookaburras + chocolate cake?  Would I want a book on the dictamnus plant (YouTube it sometime) + the city of Amherst?  Yes to all of these, obviously, but the coolest combination of all time, the one that would make a kind of strange illogical logical sense, would be (you guessed it) . . . .

Cats + Astronauts

Behold.  The odd girl gets her wish.

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CatstronautsMars

Yep.  A brand new graphic novel series from brand new author/illustrator Drew Brockington.

I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, “This looks good. The only thing that could make it better was if there was a cat named ‘Waffles’ involved in some way.”  Well, are you in luck.  Check out this description of Book #1:

CatStronauts: Mission Moon
When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the Worlds Best Scientist comes up with a bold plan to set up a solar power plant on the moon. But someone has to go up there to set it up, and that adventure falls to the CatStronauts, the best space cats on the planet! Meet the fearless commander Major Meowser, brave-but-hungry pilot Waffles, genius technician and inventor Blanket, and quick thinking science officer Pom Pom on their most important mission yet!

And it gets better.  Because in Book #2 . . . well, read it for yourself . . .

CatStronauts: Race to Mars
Fresh off of their heroic mission to save the world, the CatStronauts–Major Meowser, Pom Pom, Blanket and Waffles–are taking a well deserved victory lap. Parades and fancy awards dinners are the new norm! But around the world, other cat space programs are watching–in particular the CosmoCats, the first cats to go to space! With national pride and scientific research on the line, the world rushes to be the first cats to Mars, and the CatStronauts are starting months behind! Can they catch up and prove their first space-changing mission was no fluke?

Did you catch that?  Rival CosmoCats who technically got to space first?  Heaven, I’m in heaven . . .

But wait . . . there’s more.  An interior spread (you can click on it to make it bigger):

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And best of all THERE IS A FRIGGIN’ THEME SONG!!!

Hat tips and thanks to the good folks at Little, Brown & Co. for allowing me this appropriately kooky reveal.

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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.

Comments

  1. As a lifelong devotee of Ruthven Todd’s SPACE CAT, I am in a purrfect frenzy of anticipation!

  2. Brave-but-hungry. Doesn’t that describe so many of us?

  3. Karen Gray Ruelle says:

    Oh, how I love that theme song!

  4. Karen Gray Ruelle says:

    Is that Daniel Handler’s voice?

  5. MotherLydia says:

    *wail* It is not available until April! 2017!

    Hopefully, by then my cat-lover will be reading…