Captain Pajamas: Defender of the Universe

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Brian's Techno-Robotic-Alien-Communicator light is flashing! The aliens are on their way. Brian must save his annoying older sister and the entire universe. But how can one small boy defend the entire planet from being overtaken by aliens? By transforming into . . . CAPTAIN PAJAMAS, Defender of the Universe!

Will Brian be able to save his sister and capture the alien invaders? And what does his trusty dog, Shadow, have to do with it all? Find out in this hilarious comic book style-story that will have all young superheroes rolling on the floor with laughter.

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About the Author:

Bruce Whatley is one of Australia’s best-loved and most-respected author–illustrators. His most recent books include the enormously successful and award-winning Diary of a Wombat, written by Jackie French, and its companion volume, The Secret World of Wombats, also illustrated by Bruce. The best selling team have also collaborated on Pete the Sheep, and most recently, Josephine Wants to Dance. Two of Bruce’s previous books, The Ugliest Dog in the World and Tails from Grandad’s Attic, were named as Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Looking for Crabs was shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council in 1993 and Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase was named an Honour Book by the Children’s Book Council in 1998. Bruce has illustrated forty books to date, including a number that he has co-written with Rosie Smith. Their latest collaboration was Little White Dogs Can’t Jump.



Bruce Whatley and Rosie Smith are the authors of many popular and award-winning books, including Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase and Whatley's Quest. They live with their children, Ben and Ellyn, in Australia.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 1-4-An alien, a superhero, an older sister, and plenty of sound effects come together, along with a trusty, drooling dog, to create a winning picture book with lots of kid appeal. One night when he hears strange noises, Brian turns into Captain Pajamas, Defender of the Universe, complete with mask and cape, and attempts to save his sister. Jessie, however, simply wants to go back to bed, and as they explore the source of the sounds together, it appears that it is his dog, Shadow, causing the ruckus. Despite the flashing light on his "Remote-Control, Techno-Robotic, Alien Communicator," Brian eventually abandons his quest and goes back to bed. Children will delight in the surprise ending on the last page when a pizza-munching, TV-watching, green alien is shown lying happily beside Jessie in bed. Told in a moment-by-moment, first-person narrative and illustrated with bright, action-packed, humorous drawings resembling enlarged comic-book frames, this book will be hard to keep on the shelf. As in any good comic, the pictures carry the story, but the text is strategically placed so that together they make a satisfying package. A good read-aloud that would also work well with older reluctant readers.
Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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