The two aliens attacked P.S. 858 before the first morning bell.
They waved their slimy purple tentacles. They blasted laser bolts into the air. And, weirdly enough, they waved large shopping bags decorated with orange pumpkins.
A whole pile of kindergartners ran screaming into school.
A couple first and second graders tried to hide behind the monkey bars.
It was chaos, panic, and more chaos.
Michael K. and most of the fifth graders stood back in their usual corner of the playground. They were trapped. Caught between the metal chain-link fence on either side and the fearsome purple and orange aliens in front of them.
“We are going to die!” yelled Ryan.
“Every man for himself!” yelled Jose.
The aliens slimed closer, cutting off any escape.
That’s when Michael K. saw the third little hamster-size alien poking his head out of one of the shopping bags. He suddenly knew exactly who these aliens were.
“Oh, no,” said Michael K.
The little alien waved a tentacle at Michael K.
Classmate Venus saw the little wave to Michael K. Venus gave Michael K. a punch in the arm. “What the heck is going on? Do you know these aliens?”
“Well,” said Michael K. “Not really. Kind of. Maybe?”
“What?” said Venus.
The aliens raised their laser blasters.
Michael K. shook his head in confusion.
How had this gone so terribly wrong? The Spaceheadz had been getting better at blending in lately. Maybe they still weren’t completely good at acting like real people. And the sphdz.com website wasn’t getting as many hits as they had hoped. . . .
But that was no reason to completely freak out and just go all alien-blaster-attack crazy on everybody.
This would completely blow their cover.
This would be sure to attract the Anti-Alien Agency, AAA for short.
This would be sure to get Earth turned off.
There was no way Michael K. was going to be able to fix this mess.
The first bell rang.
Mrs. Halley appeared in the back door. “What in the world?”
The alien with the funny hair turned toward Mrs. Halley.
Michael K. covered his eyes.
Michael K. knew that life on planet Earth might soon be over.
He just didn’t want to see it end this way.
SPHDZ Book #2!
When they (Michael K. and the SPHDZ) are given the assignment to write and perform the school play, Umber thinks he's closing in on the aliens...the kindergartners playing the turkeys.
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers |
- 256 pages |
- ISBN 9781416979548 |
- September 2011 |
- Grades 2 - 5
Children's Author Jon Scieszka: Off The Shelf
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