October 24, 2010
Herbert's Wormhole - by Peter Nelson and Rao Rohitash
Imagine zooming through a wormhole, a gap in the space/time continuum that allows you to travel through time (think 100 years in the future) to the exact same place. Suddenly your boring town is not so boring after all, as it's been taken over by friendly tentacled aliens with Australian accents and ridiculous wigs. Now imagine yourself playing a gravity-free T-ball game in front of record crowds, and finding a way to outsmart a nasty alien janitor and save your future town from his diabolical plans. You're a hero, but you're just visiting.
This is an inventive, interesting, graphic novel (more novel than comic, though the comics are great and help tell the story), perfect for 8-10 year olds especially those who love science, video games, and ugly aliens with accents. Oh, it's also a good book for people who like seeing girls save the day when the boys are wandering around in their underwear eating popcorn! Don't ask, just read.