Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke – Review
I just finished Zita the Spacegirl a few days ago and really enjoyed it. Zita and her friend Joseph find a weird device in a crater in a field that transports them to an alien planet that is doomed. Well on the planet Joseph get taken by some aliens and it is up to Zita to rescue him and at the same time maybe save the planet.
It has this sort of Star Wars Tatooine feel going on with it and the drawing and colors make it come alive. Zita goes on a great adventure to rescue Joseph from the aliens and she meets some great characters (friends) alone the way. Mouse and Strong-Strong being two of my favorite. Mouse does not talk, but has some sort of paper dispenser that is uses to communicate. Mouse plays that sidekick sort of role from the cute angle and Strong-Strong is the gentle giant type of alien. I also enjoyed the fact that this is going to be an ongoing series and look forward to Zita’s adventures. I want to see where Ben Hatke takes Zita on her trip to get home. I hope for some very interesting stops along the way.
My seven year old is reading this book and is also enjoying it very much. This is a great book for the kids and the story is intriguing and has a lot of unique characters for your children to enjoy.
Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.
When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest.
Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.
Note this product was provided for review by First Second