Cakes in Space

By Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre (Illus)


Astra's ship is in trouble. There's something very sinister lurking in the canteen. A cakey monstrosity on the war path. And then there's the Poglites - a space salvage crew who have invaded the ship in their quest for spoonage! Astra and her robot friend Pilbeam are the only things standing in the way of the ship's destruction!

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A fun-packed delight Daily Telegraph A gloriously wacky story The Times Immersive, richly textured and enormous fun. It's a great example of what illustrated children's novels can achieve. The Guardian [A] rollicking voyage Sunday Times Marvellous maritime adventure ... dive in for lots of fun The Daily Mail Adventure packed with eccentric characters and zany humour ... a visual and narrative feast Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post Wonderful fun, endlessly imaginative and superbly illustrated Parents in Touch A crazy, clever piece of storytelling Teach Primary Marries the very different talents of Reeve and McIntyre to fabulous effect Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide A zany story, with matching fun-filled illustrations Carousel Not to be missed Angels and Urchins Children will love the chaotic fun and cartoonish illustrations in this fast paced fantasy Daily Mail Illustrated in lovely amber tones, this is a deliciously silly book. Korky Paul, Sunday Express S Magazine Hilarious adventure of carnivorous cakes on a spaceship Imogen Russell Williams, Metro Bonkers-ly brilliant fun and fully illustrated with Sarah's wonderful two colour images, Cakes in Space is a star-baker type book! ... Blast off for an adventure like no other, complete with killer cupcakes! WRD About Books This hilarious intergalactic adventure is filled with funny illustrations. Andrea Rayner, The School Librarian