From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–Mickey, a boy who lives on a little moon far out in space, can't wait for the arrival of his pen pal Quiggle, a pickle-green, trumpet-nosed creature from a faraway planet. When Mickey receives a distress call from his friend explaining that his space scooter has crash-landed on a nearby asteroid, the youngster jumps into his spaceship and hurries to the rescue, but Quiggle is nowhere in sight. The mystery is solved when Mickey realizes that he is standing on his pen pal's enormous helmet. Neither one had been aware of their size difference when talking on the interstellar videophone. Working as a team and using the advantages of their individual statures, the friends repair the vehicle and head to Mickey's home as planned. This story has a retro feel to it, but does not seem stale. The text placement, which changes to reflect the action, adds excitement to the pacing. The cartoon illustrations capture the spirit of the tale. Brownlow's choice of colors, outfits, and spacecraft effectively convey a child-friendly version of the universe. A fun extraterrestrial adventure for storytime or individual sharing.–Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH
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About the Author
Mike Brownlow studied Fine Art and Graphics at the Central School of Art and Design in London, and is the creator of several children's book including The Big White Book with (Almost) Nothing in It. He lives in Somerset, England, with his wife and three daughters.